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Erik Paulsen

Erik Paulsen's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Erik Paulsen
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Environment

2014 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 19%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 22%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 14%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 22%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 20%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 71%
2011 Environment America - Positions 18%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 29%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 25%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 15
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 29%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 56
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
2009 Environment America - Positions 17%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 21%
2008 Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota - Positions on Clean Water Policy 41%
2007 Conservation Minnesota - Positions on Environmental Conservation 40
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota - Positions 45%
2006 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions on Environmental Conservation 47
2005 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 13%
2004 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 33%
2003 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 20%
2002 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 38%
2001-2002 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 26%
2001 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 26%
2001 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce--Environmental Policy Votes - Positions 100%
2001 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 27%
1999-2000 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 0%
1999 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions 0%

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