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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 87%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 91%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Steve Austria 4%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
John Barrow 69%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 74%
Melissa Bean 85%
Mark Begich 78%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 48%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Tim Bishop 98%
John Boccieri 92%
Kit Bond 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
Dan Boren 36%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 68%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
Bruce Braley 93%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 7%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 52%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 10%
Eric Cantor 3%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Christopher Carney 79%
Mike Castle 65%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Ben Chandler III 95%
Travis Childers 67%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 66%
Mark Critz 67%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 69%
Geoff Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 59%
Bill Delahunt 89%
James DeMint 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
Norm Dicks 69%
John Dingell 73%
Charles Djou 83%
Chris Dodd 77%
Byron Dorgan 64%
David Dreier 16%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
John Ensign 26%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Gabrielle Giffords 89%
Phil Gingrey 2%
Charlie Gonzalez 81%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 42%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
Kay Hagan 78%
John Hall 98%
Ralph Hall 14%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Phil Hare 89%
Tom Harkin 82%
Jane Harman 83%
Doc Hastings 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
Baron Hill 76%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
Paul Hodes 98%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 59%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 26%
Daniel Inouye 55%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 70%
Tim Johnson 65%
Steve Kagen 89%
Paul Kanjorski 72%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 11%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 67%
Larry Kissell 88%
Ron Klein 88%
Herb Kohl 83%
Suzanne Kosmas 96%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 88%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 8%
Mary Landrieu 47%
Tom Latham 8%
Steve LaTourette 28%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Chris Lee 12%
George LeMieux 15%
Carl Levin 79%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 49%
John Linder 11%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 2%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Dan Maffei 96%
Don Manzullo 9%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 57%
Jim Matheson 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 8%
Michael McMahon 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
Mike Michaud 93%
Gary Miller 2%
George Miller 88%
Brad Miller 95%
Walt Minnick 67%
Harry Mitchell 81%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 87%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 88%
Scott Murphy 83%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 74%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 82%
Ron Paul 26%
Donald Payne 89%
Tom Perriello 79%
Tom Petri 49%
Todd Platts 35%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Mark Pryor 60%
George Radanovich 6%
Nick Rahall II 67%
Denny Rehberg 5%
Silvestre Reyes 61%
Laura Richardson 92%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 73%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 52%
Steve Rothman 93%
John Salazar 71%
Mark Schauer 96%
Jean Schmidt 10%

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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