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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 44%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 56%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
Denise Majette 89%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 22%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 22%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 11%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 44%
Brad Miller 89%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 22%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 60%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 44%
John Olver 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 22%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 11%
Major Owens 78%
Michael Oxley 22%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 78%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 44%
Jack Quinn 22%
George Radanovich 11%
James Ramstad 78%
Ralph Regula 44%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 22%
Silvestre Reyes 22%
Thomas Reynolds 22%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Ross 11%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 22%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
Edward Schrock 11%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 11%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 40%
Nick Smith 11%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 78%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 56%
Bart Stupak 44%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 56%
James Talent 20%
Tom Tancredo 44%
John Tanner 11%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 11%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 11%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78%
James Turner 11%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 22%
W. Curtis Weldon 56%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 22%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 89%
Bill Young 22%

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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