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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Todd Akin 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 56%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
Chris Bell 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 78%
Marion Berry 11%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 67%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 56%
John Breaux 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 44%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
Ben Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
Brad Carson 11%
Julia Carson 78%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 78%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 40%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 22%
Philip Crane 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 56%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 56%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
Lincoln Davis 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Thomas Davis III 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 22%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 78%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Tom Feeney 22%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 78%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
Mark Foley 33%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 56%
Elton Gallegly 78%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 78%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 11%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 44%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%

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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