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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 81%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 94%
Bill Archer 19%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 25%
Robert Barr, Jr. 19%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Charlie Bass 63%
Herbert Bateman 6%
Max Baucus 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 69%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Howard Berman 81%
Marion Berry 31%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 6%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 43%
George Brown, Jr. 81%
Richard Bryan 71%
Ed Bryant 13%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 6%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 57%
Herbert Callahan 6%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 63%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
Chris Cannon 13%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
Julia Carson 69%
Mike Castle 81%
John Chafee 71%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 6%
Jon Lynn Christensen 19%
William Clay, Sr. 69%
Eva Clayton 75%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 69%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 43%
Merrill Cook 38%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 38%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 19%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 63%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 19%
Ronald Dellums 94%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 19%
Norm Dicks 63%
Julian Dixon 88%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 43%
David Dreier 19%
Jennifer Dunn 31%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 38%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 6%
Thomas Ewing 31%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
Harris Fawell 69%
Victor Fazio 50%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 88%
Thomas Foglietta 69%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 69%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Wendell Ford 71%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 63%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 88%
William Frist 43%
Jonas Frost III 44%
Elizabeth Furse 81%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 38%
Sam Gejdenson 94%
George Gekas 19%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 19%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
William Goodling 13%
Bart Gordon 63%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 86%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 25%
Tony Hall 69%
Lee Hamilton 63%
James Hansen 19%
Jane Harman 75%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 19%
Joel Hefley 13%
W.G. Hefner 44%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Rick Hill 13%
Van Hilleary 13%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 31%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Thomas Holden 19%
Ernest Hollings 71%
Darlene Hooley 94%
Stephen Horn 69%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 19%
Asa Hutchinson 19%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 14%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 38%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 6%
Christopher John 13%
Jay Johnson 63%
Nancy Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 69%
Sue Kelly 81%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 88%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 63%
Jay Kim 19%
Gerald Kleczka 94%
Ronald Klink 38%
Scott Klug 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%

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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