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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
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
William Thomas 0%
Karen Thurman 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 0%
James Turner 0%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 50%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Rick White 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 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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