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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 27%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 38%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 3%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 97%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 97%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
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%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 24%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 79%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 34%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
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%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 76%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
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, Jr. Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 52%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 24%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 45%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 62%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 38%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 13%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 97%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 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%
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 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%
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%

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.

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