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Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 42%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 9%
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 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 42%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 54%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
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 72%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 56%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 9%
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 90%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 9%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 72%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 42%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 42%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 42%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 18%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 45%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 81%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 28%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
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 45%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 18%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56%
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 9%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 27%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 42%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 9%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
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 81%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 28%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 9%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 28%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 42%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 18%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 14%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 18%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 81%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 56%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 81%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 42%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 45%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 63%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 27%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 63%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 42%

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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