ON PUBLIC INTEREST ISSUES - Mitch Perry

05/20/04

According to the annual Congressional Scorecard on major public interest issues released by the Florida Public Interest Research Group, only Only five out of the twenty-seven members of Florida's Congressional delegation voted for the public interest more than 80% of the time.

Mark Ferrulo is the Director of the Florida Public Interest Research Group, also known as FPIRG...(roll tape#1 o.q."..for professional interests")

Locally, Tampa Democratic Representative Jim Davis scored the highest, with a 76% rating,

FPIRG says this summer members of the group will be canvassing throughout the state in an effort to reduce Mercury Pollution ,...and as part of that outreach, they will be distributing their Scorecards to tens of thousands of Floridians...

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