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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2007 First Session Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 73%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 7%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
Nancy Boyda 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 7%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 73%
Chris Cannon 10%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 80%
Mike Castle 95%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 73%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 73%
Jerry Costello 75%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 70%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 80%
David Davis 10%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 95%
Chris Dodd 60%
Elizabeth Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 87%
Thelma Drake 10%
David Dreier 15%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Terry Everett 10%
Tom Feeney 5%
Russ Feingold 93%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Barney Frank 80%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 60%
John Hall 95%
Phil Hare 85%
Jane Harman 90%
Robert Hayes 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Baron Hill 85%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 70%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 75%
Tim Johnson 75%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Ron Klein 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
John Kuhl, Jr. 30%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 35%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Tim Mahoney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 45%
Michael McNulty 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
Brad Miller 90%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 85%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 67%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 10%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
Todd Platts 55%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Deborah Pryce 25%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 95%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 90%
Ken Salazar 73%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 75%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 5%
Christopher Shays 100%
Heath Shuler 75%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 73%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 85%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 5%
Zack Space 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Ted Stevens 27%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sullivan 5%
John Sununu 53%
Betty Sutton 85%
Tom Tancredo 10%

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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