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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 28%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 56%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 28%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 56%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 28%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 70%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 28%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 42%
John Barrow 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Beauprez 28%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 70%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 28%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Henry Brown, Jr. 70%
Ginny Brown-Waite 28%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 70%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 14%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 85%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 100%
Lincoln Chafee 80%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Chris Chocola 28%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 28%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 56%
Barbara Cubin 42%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 56%
James Davis 70%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
James DeMint 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 70%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 42%
Terry Everett 56%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 56%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 85%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Jim Gibbons 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Phil Gingrey 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 42%
Mark Green 42%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Charles Hagel 40%
Ralph Hall 70%
Tom Harkin 60%
Jane Harman 56%
Katherine Harris 42%
Melissa Hart 42%
Doc Hastings 28%
Robert Hayes 14%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
Joel Hefley 28%
Wally Herger, Jr. 28%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 70%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 42%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 42%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Tim Johnson 56%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 70%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 56%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Jack Kingston 14%
Joseph Knollenberg 28%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 56%
Jon Kyl 40%
Ray LaHood 28%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 28%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 70%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 42%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 70%

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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