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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 63%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Thomas William Osborne 13%
Doug Ose 25%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 13%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Richard Renzi 13%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 25%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 63%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 63%
Ike Skelton 63%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 25%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 38%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 13%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 25%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 14%
Gerald Weller 13%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 13%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 88%
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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