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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 22%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 56%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 11%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 22%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 44%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 44%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 11%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 44%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 11%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 56%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 11%
Chris Bell 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 78%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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