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Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 62%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 54%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 38%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 15%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 8%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 62%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 46%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 31%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 54%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 23%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 85%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 46%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 69%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 46%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 50%
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Anthony Adams 100%
John Adler 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 23%
Elaine Alquist 63%
Jason Altmire 54%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Juan Arambula 75%
Michael Arcuri 69%
Roy Ashburn 38%
Steve Austria 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 46%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 15%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
John Barrow 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
Melissa Bean 62%
Mark Begich 17%
Bob Bennett 0%
John Benoit 75%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 46%
Bill Berryhill 50%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Tim Bishop 77%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Martin Block 88%
John Boehner 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 46%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 38%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Bruce Braley 62%
Bobby Bright 8%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 77%
Sam Brownback 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 23%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 83%
Dan Burton 38%
Steve Buyer 8%
Robert Byrd 67%
Charles Calderon 88%
Ron Calderon 100%
Dave Camp 38%
John Campbell III 54%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 62%
Christopher Carney 31%
Amina Carter 100%
Mike Castle 85%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 62%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
Travis Childers 38%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 17%
David Cogdill 50%
Kent Conrad 0%
Connie Conway 50%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Jerry Costello 31%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 63%
Ander Crenshaw 23%
Kathy Dahlkemper 62%
Artur Davis 46%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Mike Davis 75%
Bill Delahunt 77%
Hector De La Torre 100%
James DeMint 0%
Charlie Dent 46%
Charles DeVore 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 54%
Norm Dicks 85%
John Dingell 54%
Chris Dodd 83%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 15%
Steve Driehaus 38%
Denise Ducheny 50%
Robert Dutton 50%
Donna Edwards 77%

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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