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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ronald Packard 13%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 13%
Tom Petri 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Owen Pickett 38%
Joe Pitts 13%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
John Edward Porter 88%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 13%
Nick Rahall II 38%
James Ramstad 75%
Charlie Rangel 75%
Ralph Regula 50%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 13%
Bob Riley 13%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
Charles Robb 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Timothy Roemer 63%
James Rogan 13%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 75%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Matt Salmon 13%
Loretta Sanchez 63%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Thomas Sawyer 75%
Jim Saxton 38%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Robert Schaffer 13%
Jeff Sessions III 20%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 13%
Ronnie Shows 25%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 13%
Louise Slaughter 88%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 63%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 25%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 13%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 13%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 63%
Lee Terry 13%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 38%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 88%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
James Turner 25%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 13%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 13%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 40%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 25%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 63%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Ed Whitfield 75%
Heather Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 13%
Frank Wolf 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 25%

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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