American Conservative Union to release ratings of Fla. legislators on Wednesday

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American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas will hold a media availability on Wednesday to announce its second conservative Ratings of the Florida Legislature. The event will coincide with the announcement and release of the ACU’s second Florida 2012 Legislative Ratings Guide.

Last year, the American Conservative Union launched a new initiative to bring its annual Ratings of Congress – considered the gold standard of conservative voter education guides – to the state level, issuing inaugural ratings of state legislators in the states of Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. In its second year of this new program, the ACU is issuing these ratings in fifteen states, based on the legislators’ votes on conservative issues.

The ACU Ratings of the Florida Legislature include scores for each individual member in both the Senate and House of Representatives, a description of the votes scored, and lists of members receiving special recognition as “Defenders of Liberty,” “ACU Conservatives,” or “True Liberals of the Sunshine State.”

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