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POS 2041 (MWF 2:30-3:20) Alison Healy Portfolio Assignment #4 November 14, 2007 Political Parties and Representation 1. The name of the Congressional representative for the 33401-1016 zip code is Alcee L. Hastings. Hastings represents District 23 and belongs to the Democratic political party. 2. Interest group ratings measure how often Congress members have voted with the organization's stance on legislation that the interest group deems important. Usually, ratings represent a biased position. This is because the votes normally support a certain political party rather than being issue-related. 3. a. I chose abortion and gun issues. b. Representative Hastings takes the pro-choice stance in regards to abortion. Since 1996 to present, Hastings has supported the interests of NARAL Pro- Choice America 100 percent of the time. Hastings has also supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 90-100 percent of the time on record. To confirm his pro-choice stance, in 2003-2004, Hastings supported the interests
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