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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 83%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 4%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 92%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 38%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
John Boccieri 92%
Kit Bond 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bobby Bright 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 6%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 44%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 63%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Travis Childers 67%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 75%
Mark Critz 67%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 79%
Geoff Davis 4%
Lincoln Davis 63%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 100%
Charles Djou 83%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 8%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 96%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 4%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 92%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 17%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Phil Hare 92%
Jane Harman 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 96%
Pete Hoekstra 4%
Thomas Holden 79%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Tim Johnson 58%
Steve Kagen 88%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 68%
Larry Kissell 88%
Ron Klein 96%
Herb Kohl 89%
Suzanne Kosmas 96%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 6%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 13%
George LeMieux 15%
Jerry Lewis 4%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Don Manzullo 4%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
Michael McMahon 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 67%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 79%
Dennis Moore 96%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Scott Murphy 83%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 79%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
George Radanovich 4%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 96%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 96%
Mark Schauer 96%
Jean Schmidt 13%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 88%
Ike Skelton 75%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 75%
Arlen Specter 72%
John Spratt, Jr. 96%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 96%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 58%
Gene Taylor 54%
Harry Teague 83%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 96%
George Voinovich 28%
Zach Wamp 13%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 83%
Anthony Weiner 88%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 79%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 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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