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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83
Gary Ackerman 100+
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 17
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Rodney Alexander 17
Wayne Allard 50
Thomas Allen 83
Jason Altmire 67
Rob Andrews 83
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 34
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 17
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17
Brian Baird 67
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
J. Gresham Barrett 50
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17
Roscoe Bartlett 100
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0
Max Baucus 0
Evan Bayh 75
Melissa Bean 67
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67
Bob Bennett 50
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 34
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75
Judy Biggert 100
Brian Bilbray 50
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50
Jeff Bingaman 25
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 17
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 17
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100+
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17
Mary Bono Mack 100
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 34
Dan Boren 0
Leonard Boswell 17
Rick Boucher 83
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100+
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17
Nancy Boyda 34
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67
Henry Brown, Jr. 50
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100+
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 17
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67
Jim Bunning 0
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 34
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25
Dan Burton 67
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 75
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100+
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 34
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 50
Dennis Cardoza 0
Russ Carnahan 67
Christopher Carney 34
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50
Mike Castle 100
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 67
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25
Ben Chandler III 83
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 75
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 34
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100+
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17
Norm Coleman 50
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100+
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 17
Kent Conrad 25
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100+
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17
Jerry Costello 34
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 17
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 67
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67
Barbara Cubin 34
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 17
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
Artur Davis 34
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
David Davis 0
Geoff Davis 50
Lincoln Davis 34
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
Thomas Davis III 67
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 34
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100+
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83
Bill Delahunt 83
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100+
James DeMint 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34
Norm Dicks 100
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17
Chris Dodd 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67
Elizabeth Dole 75
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 34
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 0
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100+
Thelma Drake 17
David Dreier 34
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 34
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
Chet Edwards 34
Vern Ehlers 67
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
Brad Ellsworth 17
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83
Jo Ann Emerson 17
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83
Philip English 67
John Ensign 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
Bob Etheridge 50
Terry Everett 50
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 17
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 75
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 83
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 34
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17
Barney Frank 83
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 34
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83
Elton Gallegly 100
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100
Gabrielle Giffords 67
Wayne Gilchrest 67
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17
Bart Gordon 50
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67
Judd Gregg 25
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100+
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25

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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