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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 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 Republican 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 88%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 67%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 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 Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 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 Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 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 Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 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 Republican 25%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 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 Republican 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 Republican 0%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%

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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