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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 76%
John Chafee 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 7%
Jon Lynn Christensen 17%
William Clay, Sr. 62%
Eva Clayton 79%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 66%
Michael Collins 14%
Larry Combest 3%
Gary Condit 34%
Kent Conrad 53%
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%
Barbara Cubin 3%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 21%
Thomas Daschle 73%
James Davis 76%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 10%
Peter Deutsch 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
Jay Dickey 14%
Norm Dicks 69%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 7%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 53%
David Dreier 14%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 62%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 28%
Jo Ann Emerson 3%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 34%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 3%
Thomas Ewing 28%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 20%
Harris Fawell 62%
Victor Fazio 66%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 62%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 41%
Daniel Graham 93%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 72%
Judd Gregg 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
Tony Hall 66%
Lee Hamilton 62%
James Hansen 10%
Jane Harman 62%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 14%
W.G. Hefner 62%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Rick Hill 10%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 48%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Hollings 73%
Darlene Hooley 93%
Stephen Horn 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 34%
Kenny Hulshof 31%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Asa Hutchinson 21%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 7%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 24%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 97%
William Jefferson 55%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 3%
Christopher John 10%
Jay Johnson 72%
Nancy Johnson 86%
Paul Kanjorski 76%
Sue Kelly 83%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 97%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 90%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 76%
Jay Kim 17%
Gerald Kleczka 93%
Ronald Klink 52%
Scott Klug 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 93%
James Kolbe 28%

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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