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Last week, Rep. Albert R. Wynn lost the Democratic primary for the Fourth Congressional District to the candidate who was endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters.

This week, the group reported that Wynn was the only Maryland congressman to receive a perfect score on environmental issues in 2007.

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Wynn, who chairs the House Subcommittee on the Environment and Hazardous Materials, earned a rating of 100 percent on the Environmental Scorecard released by the league yesterday. The group endorsed Donna Edwards in the primary; following her victory last week, she is now the Democratic nominee for the Wynn's seat. Wynn's congressional office announced his score today in a release headlined "Irony Abounds."

Wynn left it at that.

"I am extremely proud to have received such a strong rating on my voting record to protect the environment," he said. "As the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment and Hazardous Materials, I am committed to working towards protecting the public and the environment from toxic materials."

Scores among the rest of the delegation were: Reps. Elijah E. Cummings and Chris Van Hollen, 95 percent; Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, 90 percent; Rep. John Sarbanes, 85 percent; Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, 80 percent; Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, 60 percent; Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, 45 percent. Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski tied with scores 93 percent.

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