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Jeff Fortenberry's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

100%
2015-2016
83%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
100
2007
6%
2017-2018
6%
2017-2018
64
2007-2008
64
2007-2008
67
2007
67
2007
33
2006
33
2006
0
2005
6%
2015-2016
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
21%
2011
47%
2009
62%
2008
37%
2020
28%
2018
20%
2017
39%
2015-2016
39%
2015-2016
42%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
38%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
30%
2021
21%
2020
43%
2020
38%
2019-2020
34%
2019
19%
2019
18%
2018
20%
2018
19%
2017-2018
18%
2017
17%
2017
16%
2016
18%
2016
12%
2015-2016
20%
2014
5%
2013-2014
23%
2013
4%
2013
14%
2012
26%
2012
21%
2011-2012
29%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2010
30%
2010
33%
2009-2010
36%
2009
46%
2007-2008
45%
2007
25%
2006
0%
2005
10%
2005
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