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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ben Chandler III 83%
Kent Conrad 83%
Jerry Costello 58%
Norm Dicks 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Barney Frank 75%
Gabrielle Giffords 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Maurice Hinchey 75%
Thomas Holden 58%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Dale Kildee 92%
Larry Kissell 75%
Herb Kohl 83%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Brad Miller 83%
Ben Nelson 67%
John Olver 92%
Donald Payne 92%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 83%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 92%
Heath Shuler 75%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Pete Stark 67%
Betty Sutton 92%
Ed Towns 83%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 92%

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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