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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 6%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 94%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 97%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Max Baucus 81%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 12%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 49%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
Kit Bond 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 36%
Leonard Boswell 79%
Rick Boucher 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
Nancy Boyda 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
Jim Bunning 12%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 73%
Chris Cannon 6%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 76%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Christopher Carney 82%
Mike Castle 85%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 67%
Hillary Clinton 58%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 81%
Jerry Costello 82%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 73%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 85%
David Davis 6%
Geoff Davis 3%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Bill Delahunt 88%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 94%
Chris Dodd 77%
Elizabeth Dole 27%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 9%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 36%
John Ensign 27%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 3%
Russ Feingold 96%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 82%
Judd Gregg 39%
John Hall 97%
Phil Hare 88%
Jane Harman 94%
Robert Hayes 21%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
Baron Hill 85%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 3%
Thomas Holden 76%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Kenny Hulshof 6%
Duncan Hunter 3%
Kay Hutchison 12%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 79%
Tim Johnson 70%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 79%
Ric Keller 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 69%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Ron Klein 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 24%
Herb Kohl 96%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 15%
Ray LaHood 39%
Nicholas Lampson 39%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 96%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 3%
Dick Lugar 39%
Dan Lungren 3%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Tim Mahoney 82%
Don Manzullo 3%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 23%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 42%
Michael McNulty 97%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 64%
Brad Miller 91%
Harry Mitchell 91%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Dennis Moore 85%
Patrick Murphy 91%
Jack Murtha 82%
Marilyn Musgrave 9%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 77%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 94%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Ron Paul 9%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 6%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39%
Deborah Pryce 27%
George Radanovich 3%
James Ramstad 82%
Ralph Regula 27%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Richard Renzi 21%
Silvestre Reyes 76%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Laura Richardson 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 91%
Ken Salazar 85%
William Sali 3%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 3%
Christopher Shays 82%
Heath Shuler 73%
Ike Skelton 76%
Gordon Smith 81%
Olympia Snowe 85%
Vic Snyder 88%
Hilda Solis 91%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 46%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Ted Stevens 19%
Bart Stupak 79%
John Sullivan 6%
John Sununu 46%

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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