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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 32%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
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%
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%
Judy Biggert 27%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
John Breaux 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 56%
Ben Campbell 8%
Chris Cannon 9%
Brad Carson 32%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 64%
Hillary Clinton 88%
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%
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%
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%
Russ Feingold 84%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 52%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 23%
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%
Jane Harman 91%
Melissa Hart 14%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 45%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 9%
Pete Hoekstra 32%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 72%
Darlene Hooley 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Kay Hutchison 4%
Henry Hyde 14%
Daniel Inouye 76%
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%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Ric Keller 9%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 84%
Mark Kennedy 32%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 82%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 64%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 36%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Tom Lantos 91%
Steve LaTourette 23%
James Leach 59%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 36%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 12%
Don Manzullo 9%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 95%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 36%
Scott McInnis 18%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 77%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
Zell Bryan Miller 16%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jack Murtha 41%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 28%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 23%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 9%
James Nussle 23%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ron Paul 41%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 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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