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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PennEnvironment

2009 Positions

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

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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