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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 7%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 11%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 92%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 96%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 12%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 64%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 4%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 88%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 72%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 12%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 93%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 24%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 96%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 23%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 9%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 99%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 6%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 18%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 16%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 54%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 23%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 80%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 9%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 95%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 39%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 4%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 87%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 10 Robert Dold Republican 49%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 76%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 9%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 9%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 9%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 4%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 5%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 6%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 12%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 7%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 79%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 99%

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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