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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
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 17%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Wayne Allard 38%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 67%
Bob Beauprez 17%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 38%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
Conrad Burns 38%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 88%
Chris Cannon 17%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 38%
Robert Cramer 67%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Artur Davis 83%
Geoff Davis 17%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 67%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 88%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 29%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 33%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 83%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 83%
Mark Green 17%
Judd Gregg 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 67%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 17%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 17%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 17%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
John Kuhl, Jr. 17%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 17%
Tom Lantos 83%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
James Leach 17%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 88%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 38%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 17%
Jim Marshall 83%
Melquiades Martinez 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 17%
John McHugh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 83%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jack Murtha 83%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 75%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Thomas William Osborne 17%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
Todd Platts 17%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
Jon Porter, Sr. 17%
Deborah Pryce 17%
George Radanovich 17%
James Ramstad 17%
Ralph Regula 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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