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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
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 17%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 40%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
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 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
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 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
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 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 67%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 60%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 20%
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 67%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 40%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 17%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers 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 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 40%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 50%

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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