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Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
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 Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui 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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano 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 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 Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
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 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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
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 Gutiérrez 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 Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 34%
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 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
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. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 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 Mike Pence Republican 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
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 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. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
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 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 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%
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 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 34%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 34%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 34%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 40%

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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