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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 50%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 25%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 25%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 25%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
Ben Campbell 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
John Chafee 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 25%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 75%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Thomas Davis III 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 25%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 75%
Mark Foley 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 75%
Barney Frank 75%
Robert Franks 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
John Glenn 75%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 50%
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%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%

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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