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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 87%
Sandy Adams 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 4%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 18%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 54%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 16%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 2%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 7%
Kelly Ayotte 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
Ron Barber 81%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
John Barrow 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
Charlie Bass 47%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89%
Max Baucus 68%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
Mark Begich 77%
Dan Benishek 6%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 28%
Brian Bilbray 39%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Tim Bishop 95%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
John Boehner 2%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 97%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 6%
Barbara Boxer 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
Bruce Braley 88%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 13%
Paul Broun 4%
Corrine Brown 85%
Scott Brown 38%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 28%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 9%
Ann Marie Buerkle 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 4%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
Dan Burton 7%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 11%
Quico Canseco 7%
Eric Cantor 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 23%
Lois Capps 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 93%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 19%
Jason Chaffetz 5%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Ben Chandler III 79%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 99%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 97%
Hansen Clarke 96%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
Dan Coats 16%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Thad Cochran 9%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 97%
Kent Conrad 59%
John Conyers, Jr. 79%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 54%
Jerry Costello 63%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 97%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
Chip Cravaack 10%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 9%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
Mark Critz 45%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
Geoff Davis 6%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
James DeMint 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 27%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 74%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
Bob Dold 49%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
David Dreier 14%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
Donna Edwards 97%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 94%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
Blake Farenthold 9%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Bob Filner 86%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 6%
John Fleming, Jr. 7%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 9%
Randy Forbes 6%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 6%
Barney Frank 92%
Al Franken 92%
Trent Franks 4%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 93%
Elton Gallegly 11%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 11%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 45%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 7%
Chris Gibson 29%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
Phil Gingrey 4%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 65%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 11%

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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