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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
Neil Abercrombie 83
Gary Ackerman 100+
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 17
Rodney Alexander 17
Wayne Allard 50
Thomas Allen 83
Jason Altmire 67
Rob Andrews 83
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 34
Michele Bachmann 17
Spencer Bachus 17
Brian Baird 67
J. Gresham Barrett 50
John Barrow 17
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Max Baucus 0
Evan Bayh 75
Melissa Bean 67
Bob Bennett 50
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 34
Judy Biggert 100
Brian Bilbray 50
Jeff Bingaman 25
Tim Bishop 100
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17
Mary Bono Mack 100
Dan Boren 0
Leonard Boswell 17
Rick Boucher 83
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17
Nancy Boyda 34
Bruce Braley 67
Henry Brown, Jr. 50
Ginny Brown-Waite 17
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 67
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 75
Dave Camp 17
John Campbell III 100
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 0
Russ Carnahan 67
Christopher Carney 34
Mike Castle 100
Saxby Chambliss 25
Ben Chandler III 83
Hillary Clinton 75
Howard Coble 17
Thomas Coburn 0
Norm Coleman 50
Kent Conrad 25
Jerry Costello 34
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 17
Barbara Cubin 34
Artur Davis 34
David Davis 0
Geoff Davis 50
Lincoln Davis 34
Thomas Davis III 67
Bill Delahunt 83
James DeMint 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67
Norm Dicks 100
John Dingell 17
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 75
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 0
Thelma Drake 17
David Dreier 34
Chet Edwards 34
Vern Ehlers 67
Brad Ellsworth 17
Jo Ann Emerson 17
Philip English 67
John Ensign 100
Bob Etheridge 50
Terry Everett 50
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 75
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 83
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34
Barney Frank 83
Elton Gallegly 100
Jim Gerlach 100
Gabrielle Giffords 67
Wayne Gilchrest 67
Phil Gingrey 17
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34
Bart Gordon 50
Judd Gregg 25
Charles Hagel 25
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 34
Phil Hare 83
Tom Harkin 75
Jane Harman 67
Doc Hastings 17
Robert Hayes 17
Wally Herger, Jr. 17
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50
Baron Hill 50
Maurice Hinchey 100+
David Lee Hobson 34
Paul Hodes 83
Pete Hoekstra 17
Thomas Holden 34
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Darlene Hooley 83
Kenny Hulshof 17
Duncan Hunter 17
Kay Hutchison 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34
Daniel Inouye 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83
William Jefferson 50
Tim Johnson 34
Timothy Johnson 50
Steve Kagen 34
Paul Kanjorski 17
Ric Keller 50
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
Jack Kingston 17
Ron Klein 83
Joseph Knollenberg 17
Herb Kohl 75
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 34
Jon Kyl 25
Ray LaHood 17
Nicholas Lampson 0
Mary Landrieu 75
Tom Latham 17
Steve LaTourette 83
Frank Lautenberg 100
Carl Levin 100+
Jerry Lewis 34
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 75
Blanche Lincoln 0
John Linder 50
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 17
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 17
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 17
Melquiades Martinez 0
Jim Matheson 17
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 83
James McCrery III 34
John McHugh 50
Mike McIntyre 34
Buck McKeon 34
Michael McNulty 83
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 34
Mike Michaud 67
Gary Miller 17
George Miller 100+
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 100
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 83
Jim Moran, Jr. 100+
Patrick Murphy 83
Jack Murtha 67
Marilyn Musgrave 17
Sue Myrick 50
Ben Nelson 0
Jim Oberstar 34
Dave Obey 50
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34
Ed Pastor 67
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 67
John Peterson 0
Tom Petri 17
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17
Todd Platts 100
Earl Pomeroy 17
Jon Porter, Sr. 67
Deborah Pryce 67
Mark Pryor 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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