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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
George Radanovich 13
James Ramstad 75
Ralph Regula 50
Silvestre Reyes 38
Thomas Reynolds 13
Bob Riley 13
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88
Ciro Rodriguez 25
Timothy Roemer 63
Steve Rothman 100
Marge Roukema 75
Jim Ryun 0
Martin Olav Sabo 100
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50
Rick Santorum 80
Paul Sarbanes 80
Jim Saxton 38
Joe Scarborough 50
Robert Schaffer 13
John Shadegg 0
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63
Christopher Shays 100
Donald Sherwood 13
Ronnie Shows 25
Norman Sisisky 38
Joseph Skeen 13
Ike Skelton 13
Gordon Smith 80
Nick Smith 13
Bob Smith 100
Olympia Snowe 60
Vic Snyder 63
Mark Souder 13
Arlen Specter 60
Floyd Spence 13
John Spratt, Jr. 75
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 13
Charles Stenholm 13
Ted Stevens 0
Ted Strickland 50
Bob Stump 13
Bart Stupak 25
John Sununu 25
John Sweeney 13
Tom Tancredo 75
John Tanner 13
Ellen Tauscher 100
William Tauzin 13
Charles Taylor 0
Gene Taylor 63
Craig Thomas 40
William Thomas 13
Fred Thompson 0
Karen Thurman 38
Strom Thurmond 20
Todd Tiahrt 0
Robert Torricelli 100
Ed Towns 88
James Traficant, Jr. 50
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75
James Turner 25
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 13
Zach Wamp 50
John Warner 40
Wesley Watkins 0
Mel Watt 25
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 25
W. Curtis Weldon 50
Gerald Weller 63
Paul Wellstone 80
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 25
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 88
Albert Wynn 88
Bill Young 25

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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