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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 93%
John Adler 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Todd Akin 13%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Jason Altmire 60%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 60%
Steve Austria 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Michele Bachmann 13%
Spencer Bachus 27%
Brian Baird 73%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
John Barrow 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 67%
Mark Begich 22%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
Tim Bishop 87%
John Boccieri 47%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 27%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bruce Braley 67%
Bobby Bright 20%
Paul Broun 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 67%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 20%
Dave Camp 47%
John Campbell III 53%
Eric Cantor 13%
Joseph Cao 53%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 73%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 87%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Travis Childers 47%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 11%
Jerry Costello 53%
Kathy Dahlkemper 60%
Artur Davis 47%
Geoff Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 47%
Bill Delahunt 80%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 60%
Chris Dodd 67%
Byron Dorgan 22%
David Dreier 27%
Steve Driehaus 47%
Chet Edwards 53%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 53%
Russ Feingold 56%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Jim Gerlach 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Phil Gingrey 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Bart Gordon 53%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 53%
Kay Hagan 22%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 20%
Debbie Halvorson 53%
Phil Hare 80%
Tom Harkin 56%
Jane Harman 93%
Doc Hastings 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53%
Baron Hill 53%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Paul Hodes 80%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 53%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 44%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 60%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ted Kaufman 33%
Patrick Kennedy 73%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 27%
Larry Kissell 47%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 44%
Suzanne Kosmas 53%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 53%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 11%
Mary Landrieu 56%
Tom Latham 33%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 33%
Carl Levin 78%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 27%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Dan Maffei 73%
Don Manzullo 7%
Betsy Markey 53%
Jim Marshall 53%
Jim Matheson 53%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
Mike McIntyre 53%
Buck McKeon 47%
Michael McMahon 73%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 67%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Mike Michaud 80%
Gary Miller 27%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 87%
Walt Minnick 53%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Dennis Moore 87%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 80%
Sue Myrick 33%
Ben Nelson 0%
Glenn Nye III 53%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Ed Pastor 80%
Ron Paul 7%
Donald Payne 93%
Tom Perriello 47%
Tom Petri 33%
Todd Platts 67%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Mark Pryor 22%
George Radanovich 7%
Nick Rahall II 87%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Laura Richardson 87%
Jay Rockefeller IV 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 47%
Mike Rogers 53%
Mike Ross 53%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 47%
Mark Schauer 67%
Jean Schmidt 33%
Aaron Schock 33%
Allyson Schwartz 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 7%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 40%
Ike Skelton 47%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 73%

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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