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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 94%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
John Barrow 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 78%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Tim Bishop 94%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 28%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 65%
Dave Camp 6%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 61%
Russ Carnahan 89%
Julia Carson 89%
Edward Case 89%
Mike Castle 67%
Linc Chafee 90%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Chris Chocola 6%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Norm Coleman 35%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 72%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 28%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Artur Davis 56%
Geoff Davis 6%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 78%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 89%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 65%
Thelma Drake 6%
David Dreier 6%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 6%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 17%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 89%
Mark Foley 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gerlach 56%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 6%
Phil Gingrey 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 28%
Bart Gordon 61%
Mark Green 22%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Charles Hagel 5%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 78%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 6%
Joel Hefley 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 6%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 28%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
William Lewis Jenkins 6%
Nancy Johnson 56%
Tim Johnson 72%
Timothy Johnson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 17%
Sue Kelly 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Jack Kingston 6%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 6%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 6%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 22%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Lantos 94%
Tom Latham 6%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 56%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 22%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
Jim Matheson 56%
Carolyn McCarthy 94%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 17%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 6%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 94%
Martin Meehan 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 89%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 94%

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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