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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PennEnvironment

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Thomas Holden 93%
Jason Altmire 87%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 87%
Kathy Dahlkemper 83%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 60%
Todd Platts 60%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 33%
Arlen Specter 29%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%

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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