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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 3%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 4%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 53%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 92%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 44%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 6%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 6%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 54%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 9%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 23%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 9%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 54%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 7%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 68%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 28%
Brian Bilbray 39%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 6%
Dan Burton 7%
Francisco Canseco 7%
Eric Cantor 4%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Ben Chandler III 79%
Hansen Clarke 96%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 63%
Chip Cravaack 10%
Mark Critz 45%
Geoff Davis 6%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
Norm Dicks 71%
Robert Dold 49%
David Dreier 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
Bob Filner 86%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Frank Guinta 11%
Nan Hayworth 44%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Kathy Hochul 68%
Thomas Holden 55%
Duncan Hunter 3%
Kay Hutchison 6%
Daniel Inouye 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
Tim Johnson 59%
Dale Kildee 89%
Larry Kissell 55%
Herb Kohl 84%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 8%
Jeff Landry 6%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Dick Lugar 24%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 9%
Robert Matsui 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
Brad Miller 95%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 44%
John Olver 96%
Ron Paul 23%
Donald Payne 89%
Todd Platts 32%
David Pryor 64%
Ben Quayle 7%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Laura Richardson 91%
David Rivera 13%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 92%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Heath Shuler 67%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 16%
John Sullivan 6%
Betty Sutton 91%
Ed Towns 81%
Bob Turner 2%
Joe Walsh 4%
Mel Watt 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 81%
Allen West 13%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
Bill Young 28%

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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