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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Babette Josephs 25%
David Kessler 25%
Bryan Lentz 33%
David Levdansky 29%
Kathy Manderino 25%
Jennifer Mann 25%
Keith McCall 25%
Barbara McIlvaine Smith 17%
Anthony Melio 25%
Robert Mellow 60%
Kevin Murphy 29%
Raphael Musto 60%
John Myers 25%
Dennis O'Brien 25%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 0%
Michael O'Pake 60%
Jane Clare Orie 80%
John Pallone 38%
Tony Payton, Jr. 38%
John Perzel 57%
Jeffrey Piccola 80%
John Pippy 80%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 25%
Thomas Quigley 86%
Douglas Reichley 88%
Samuel Rohrer 100%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 25%
Curt Schroder 88%
Tim Seip 25%
Josh Shapiro 25%
John Siptroth 25%
Ken Smith 29%
Edward Staback 25%
J. Barry Stout 60%
Rick Taylor 25%
Chelsa Wagner 17%
James Wansacz 25%
LeAnna Washington 60%
Michael Waugh 80%
Mary Jo White 80%
Hardy Williams 60%
Jewell Williams 25%

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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