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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund

2008 Positions

Issues: Energy , Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
David Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 28%
Elizabeth Dole 87%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Robert Hayes 43%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 28%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 28%
Ric Keller 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
Ron Klein 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
John Linder 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 100%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
Heath Shuler 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Tanner 86%
Zach Wamp 14%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
David Weldon 14%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
Robert Wexler 86%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
Bill Young 0%

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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