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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1997 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 50%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Julian Dixon 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
James Greenwood 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Jay Johnson 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 50%
Sue Kelly 50%

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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