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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Betty Sutton 88%
Tom Tancredo 6%
John Tanner 76%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 79%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
Ed Towns 91%
George Voinovich 19%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 12%
John Warner 39%
Diane Watson 91%
Mel Watt 94%
Jim Webb, Jr. 89%
Anthony Weiner 91%
David Weldon 6%
Gerald Weller 24%
Robert Wexler 79%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 67%
Heather Wilson 18%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 97%
Bill Young 36%

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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