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André D. Carson

André D. Carson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: André D. Carson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 03/11/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary May 6, 2014
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Animals and Wildlife

2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 83%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 77%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 93%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 71%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 83%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 75%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 85%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 87%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 69%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 50
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 80%

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