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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 34%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 34%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 34%
Jim Bunning 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 34%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 34%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 34%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
Russ Carnahan 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
Julia Carson 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Chris Chocola 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 17%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 34%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 34%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
Geoff Davis 34%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 34%
Lincoln Davis 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 34%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 34%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 67%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 83%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 34%
Wayne Gilchrest 34%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 34%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 34%
Mark Green 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
Judd Gregg 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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