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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2017-2018 "Compassion Index"

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Doug Jones Democratic 17%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 37%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 13%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 26%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 16%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 11%
AS U.S. House Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 74%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 74%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 53%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 42%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 26%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 63%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 68%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 79%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 88%
DE U.S. House At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 2 Neal Dunn Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 4 John Rutherford Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 9 Darren Soto Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 10 Val Demings Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 13 Charlie Crist, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 18 Brian Mast Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 19 Francis Rooney Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 3 Drew Ferguson Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 16%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 63%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 88%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 74%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 13%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 32%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 63%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 47%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 16%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 8 Raja Krishnamoorthi Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 16%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 16%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 21%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 21%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 32%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 42%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 3 Jim Banks Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 47%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 21%
IN U.S. House 9 Trey Hollingsworth Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KS U.S. House 1 Roger Marshall Republican 26%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 37%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 63%
KS U.S. House 4 Ron Estes Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%

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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