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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 4%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 56%
Bob Bennett 4%
Douglas Bereuter 18%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 41%
Joe Biden, Jr. 96%
Judy Biggert 27%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 77%
Barbara Boxer 96%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
John Breaux 20%
Corrine Brown 73%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 56%
Dave Camp 9%
Ben Campbell 8%
Chris Cannon 9%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 95%
Brad Carson 32%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 64%
Lincoln Chafee 68%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Howard Coble 9%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jon Corzine 96%
Jerry Costello 59%
Christopher Cox 14%
Larry Craig 4%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 5%
Ander Crenshaw 5%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 68%
James Davis 77%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 45%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 9%
Peter Deutsch 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 77%
John Dingell 82%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 56%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 68%
Chet Edwards 41%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 32%
John Ensign 36%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 86%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 86%
Russ Feingold 84%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 52%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 23%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 68%
Elton Gallegly 18%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 91%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 9%
Bart Gordon 68%
Porter Goss 27%
Daniel Graham 64%
Mark Green 27%
James Greenwood 59%
Judd Gregg 44%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 5%
Tom Harkin 84%
Jane Harman 91%
Melissa Hart 14%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 45%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 68%
David Lee Hobson 9%
Joseph Hoeffel 91%
Pete Hoekstra 32%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 72%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Henry Hyde 14%
Daniel Inouye 76%
Steve Israel 77%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 55%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 9%
Nancy Johnson 73%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Richard Keller 9%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 84%
Mark Kennedy 32%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
John Kerry 92%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 82%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 59%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 64%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 36%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Lantos 91%
Tom Latham 14%
Steve LaTourette 23%
James Leach 59%
Carl Levin 72%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 36%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 18%
Dick Lugar 12%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Matheson 68%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 86%
Karen McCarthy 95%
James McCrery III 0%

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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