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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80%
Jason Altmire 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 31%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Jack Murtha 15%
Jim Gerlach 14%
Thomas Holden 8%
Philip English 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
John Peterson 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Todd Platts 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster 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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