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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 92%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 68%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 19%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 6%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 97%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 79%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 27%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 99%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 97%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 18%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 12%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 79%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 16%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 4%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 97%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 4%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 53%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 92%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 6%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 54%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 23%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 9%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 54%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 7%
Kelly Ayotte 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6%
Ron Barber 81%
John Barrow 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 68%
Mark Begich 77%
Dan Benishek 6%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 28%
Brian Bilbray 39%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Tim Bishop 95%
John Boehner 2%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 6%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bruce Braley 88%
Paul Broun 4%
Corrine Brown 85%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 6%
Dan Burton 7%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 11%
Quico Canseco 7%
Eric Cantor 4%
Lois Capps 96%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Jason Chaffetz 5%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Ben Chandler III 79%
Hansen Clarke 96%
Dan Coats 16%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Thad Cochran 9%
Kent Conrad 59%
John Conyers, Jr. 79%
Jerry Costello 63%
Chip Cravaack 10%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
Mark Critz 45%
Geoff Davis 6%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 74%
Bob Dold 49%
David Dreier 14%
Donna Edwards 97%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
Blake Farenthold 9%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
Bob Filner 86%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 54%

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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