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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Murtha 33
Marilyn Musgrave 11
Sue Myrick 11
Ben Nelson 60
Robert William Ney 33
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
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
George Radanovich 11
James Ramstad 78
Ralph Regula 44
Denny Rehberg 11
Richard Renzi 22
Silvestre Reyes 22
Thomas Reynolds 22
Mike Ross 11
Steve Rothman 100
Jim Ryun 11
Martin Olav Sabo 78
Rick Santorum 40
Paul Sarbanes 100
Jim Saxton 67
John Shadegg 22
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56
Christopher Shays 100
Donald Sherwood 11
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100
Ike Skelton 11
Gordon Smith 40
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
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
Charles Taylor 11
Gene Taylor 44
Craig Thomas 0
William Thomas 11
Todd Tiahrt 11
Ed Towns 100
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 22
Zach Wamp 22
John Warner 40
Diane Watson 67
Mel Watt 67
Anthony Weiner 100
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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