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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 34%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 34%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 40%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 34%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 34%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 17%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 34%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 34%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 34%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%

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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