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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 13%
Chris Bell 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
John Breaux 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 60%
Ben Campbell 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 63%
Chris Chocola 13%
Hillary Clinton 90%
Norm Coleman 10%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 70%
Artur Davis 63%
James Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 88%
Chris Dodd 78%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
John Edwards 80%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 13%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 70%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Bart Gordon 86%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 71%
Mark Green 25%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Janklow 25%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 75%
Tim Johnson 63%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 63%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 75%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 13%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 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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