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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 17%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 38%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Wayne Allard 38%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 67%
Bob Beauprez 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 17%
Kit Bond 38%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
Conrad Burns 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 38%
Dan Burton 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 17%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 38%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 83%
Hillary Clinton 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 17%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 38%
Robert Cramer 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
Barbara Cubin 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Artur Davis 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
Geoff Davis 17%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
Thomas Davis III 17%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 38%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 29%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 83%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 33%
Barney Frank 83%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 17%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
Bart Gordon 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
Mark Green 17%

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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