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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 63%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
Norm Coleman 10%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 70%
Artur Davis 63%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 63%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
John Edwards 80%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 13%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 86%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 71%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
Mark Green 25%

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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