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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 72%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Dan Coats Republican 27%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 21%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 76%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 38%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 13%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 52%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 7%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 97%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 97%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 79%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 97%
Bill Archer 17%
Richard Armey 17%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 59%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 60%
Bob Bennett 7%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 76%
Douglas Bereuter 21%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 28%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 7%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 76%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 24%
John Breaux 47%
George Brown, Jr. 79%
Richard Bryan 73%
Ed Bryant 10%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Dave Camp 17%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 55%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 76%
John Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 7%
Jon Lynn Christensen 17%
William Clay, Sr. 62%
Eva Clayton 79%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 66%

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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