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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 85%
Cass Ballenger 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 74%
Bob Beauprez 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Chris Bell 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 79%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 5%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 68%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 5%
Ben Campbell 11%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
Brad Carson 45%
Julia Carson 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
Edward Case 90%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
Hillary Clinton 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
Norm Coleman 21%
Michael Collins 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
Kent Conrad 53%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 84%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 5%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
Barbara Cubin 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 63%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 30%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 16%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 84%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 47%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 70%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
Jennifer Dunn 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
John Edwards 37%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 55%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 79%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
Mark Foley 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 10%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
William Frist 11%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 10%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 15%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 15%
Daniel Graham 68%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%

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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