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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1999 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 94%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 81%
Rob Andrews 94%
Bill Archer 6%
Richard Armey 6%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 19%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 67%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 31%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 78%
Judy Biggert 31%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 94%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 81%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Richard Bryan 78%
Ed Bryant 6%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 56%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 6%
Chris Cannon 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 81%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 6%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 6%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 81%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 89%
Robert Clement 44%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 19%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 56%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
Merrill Cook 19%
John Cooksey 6%
Jerry Costello 69%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 6%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Patsy Ann Danner 31%
Thomas Daschle 56%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 63%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 94%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 81%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 81%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 56%
David Dreier 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 78%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
Philip English 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 94%
Terry Everett 6%
Thomas Ewing 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 44%
Ernest Fletcher 6%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 81%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 31%
Tillie Fowler 19%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 69%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 63%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 94%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 94%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 6%
William Goodling 6%
Bart Gordon 56%
Slade Gorton 11%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 78%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
Mark Green 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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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