Rating Group: Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance

2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 25
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 25
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 0
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 0
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 0
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 0
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 100
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 0
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 100
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 25
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 100
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 100
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 25
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 25
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 25
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 0
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 0
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 0
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 25
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 0
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 0
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 0
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 25
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 100
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 0
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 0
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 25
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 25
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 100
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 100
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 0
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 100
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 0
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 25
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 100
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 0
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 25
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