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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 34%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 34%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 34%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 34%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Julia Carson 83%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 40%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 34%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 34%
Geoff Davis 34%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 34%
Lincoln Davis 17%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 34%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 34%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 67%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 34%
Wayne Gilchrest 34%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
Bart Gordon 34%
Mark Green 83%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
Jane Harman 34%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 34%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 34%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 34%
Darlene Hooley 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 34%
Paul Kanjorski 34%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 34%
Jon Kyl 60%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 34%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 34%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 67%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 17%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 34%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 34%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 34%
Ben Nelson 60%
Robert William Ney 17%
Anne Northup 17%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 34%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
Deborah Pryce 67%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 0%

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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