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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2006 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 29%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 14%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 57%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Hillary Clinton 71%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 43%
Jerry Costello 75%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 42%
Lincoln Davis 42%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 43%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 43%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Terry Everett 8%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 83%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 43%
Jane Harman 100%
Robert Hayes 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 83%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 71%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 29%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 92%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 8%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 25%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 8%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Brad Miller 92%
Alan Mollohan 58%
Dennis Moore 92%
Jack Murtha 58%
Marilyn Musgrave 8%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 43%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 92%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
Todd Platts 42%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 8%
Deborah Pryce 25%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 71%
Jim Saxton 83%
Jean Schmidt 8%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 92%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 86%
Vic Snyder 92%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 14%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Ted Stevens 14%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sullivan 17%
John Sununu 43%
Tom Tancredo 8%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 42%
Craig Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
George Voinovich 43%
James Walsh 58%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 14%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%

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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