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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
Joe Scarborough 13%
Robert Schaffer 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Norman Sisisky 88%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 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 Democratic 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 Democratic 100%
Fred Thompson 17%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 17%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 88%
James Turner 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 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 Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 38%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 38%

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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