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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

2011-2012 Positions (House Only)

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dale Kildee 86%
Larry Kissell 43%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Jerry Lewis 29%
Dan Lungren 29%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
Brad Miller 100%
Sue Myrick 14%
John Olver 71%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 33%
Todd Platts 57%
Ben Quayle 0%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Laura Richardson 71%
David Rivera 14%
Mike Ross 14%
Steve Rothman 86%
Bobby Schilling 29%
Jean Schmidt 29%
Heath Shuler 57%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 14%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 86%
Ed Towns 71%
Bob Turner 17%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 57%
Allen West 43%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 43%

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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