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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
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 14%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 17%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 38%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 83%
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%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 83%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 75%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
Philip English 63%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
Russ Feingold 100%
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%
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%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 25%
Daniel Inouye 83%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 38%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 67%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
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%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Rick Lazio 38%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 25%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 63%
Patrick Moynihan 67%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
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%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 25%

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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