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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2015 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 8%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 27%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 17%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 73%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%

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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