Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 88%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 67%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 13%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 38%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 14%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 29%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 13%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 83%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 63%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 38%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 13%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 25%
Van Hilleary 13%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 63%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
Daniel Inouye 83%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Christopher John 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
Nancy Johnson 38%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 13%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
Sue Kelly 38%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 83%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 83%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Rick Lazio 38%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 88%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 75%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 63%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 25%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Constance Morella 63%
Patrick Moynihan 67%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 13%
Robert William Ney 25%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 88%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 63%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 38%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Bob Riley 13%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 75%
James Rogan 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 38%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 13%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 88%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 13%
Robert Schaffer 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Norman Sisisky 88%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 63%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 100%
Floyd Spence 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 17%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 29%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 17%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 88%
James Turner 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 38%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 38%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 38%

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