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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 97%
Bill Archer 17%
Richard Armey 17%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 79%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 97%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
Charlie Bass 59%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 72%
Bob Bennett 7%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 76%
Douglas Bereuter 21%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 28%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 7%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 76%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 24%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
John Breaux 47%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
George Brown, Jr. 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
Richard Bryan 73%
Ed Bryant 10%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 76%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
John Chafee 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 7%
Jon Lynn Christensen 17%
William Clay, Sr. 62%
Eva Clayton 79%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 3%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Larry Combest 3%
Gary Condit 34%
Kent Conrad 53%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 79%
Merrill Cook 24%
John Cooksey 10%
Jerry Costello 69%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 28%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 24%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
Barbara Cubin 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 97%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 21%
Thomas Daschle 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 76%
Thomas Davis III 52%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 10%
Peter Deutsch 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
Jay Dickey 14%
Norm Dicks 69%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 7%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 53%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 41%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 62%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 28%
Jo Ann Emerson 3%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 34%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 97%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 3%
Thomas Ewing 28%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
Harris Fawell 62%
Victor Fazio 66%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 41%
Michael Patrick Forbes 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 45%
Wendell Ford 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 31%
Tillie Fowler 21%
Jon David Fox 66%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
William Frist 27%
Jonas Frost III 45%
Elizabeth Furse 86%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 41%
Sam Gejdenson 93%
George Gekas 14%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 62%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 76%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 87%
Henry Gonzalez 14%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 62%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 41%
Daniel Graham 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 52%
James Greenwood 72%

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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