Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 45%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 37%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 22%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 31%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 94%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 96%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 95%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 82%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 10%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 87%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 96%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 12%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 13%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 19%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 83%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 86%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 86%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 11%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 15%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 96%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 25%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 97%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 29%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 47%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 15%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 10%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 29%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 23%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 32%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 97%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 94%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 98%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 28%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 12%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 24%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 21%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 92%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 97%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 93%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 96%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 97%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 28%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 16%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 97%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 9%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 96%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 77%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 97%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 96%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 93%
NA President Barack Obama II D 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 91%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 15%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 37%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 10%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 15%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 22%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 69%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 16%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 22%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 96%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 13%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 45%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 85%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 98%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 97%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 96%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 9%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 94%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 44%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 30%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 19%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 24%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 94%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 97%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 97%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 43%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 48%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 97%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 97%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 11%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 97%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 22%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 13%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 19%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 70%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 7%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 22%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 16%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 16%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 11%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 16%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 13%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 82%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 94%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 7%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 16%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 65%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 12%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 89%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 14%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 42%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 87%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 99%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 16%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 96%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 48%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 5%
Neil Abercrombie 97%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 42%
Wayne Allard 7%
Thomas Allen 92%
Jason Altmire 97%
Rob Andrews 91%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 84%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Tim Bishop 97%
Kit Bond 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
Dan Boren 53%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
Nancy Boyda 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 16%
Jim Bunning 12%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 79%
Dave Camp 12%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 14%
Eric Cantor 13%
Dennis Cardoza 97%
Russ Carnahan 97%
Christopher Carney 95%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 32%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Saxby Chambliss 14%
Ben Chandler III 91%
Travis Childers 83%
William Clay, Sr. 97%
Hillary Clinton 94%
Howard Coble 19%
Thomas Coburn 18%
Norm Coleman 37%
Kent Conrad 86%
Jerry Costello 97%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 75%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Artur Davis 95%
David Davis 11%
Geoff Davis 15%
Jo Ann Davis 43%
Lincoln Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 12%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 86%
John Dingell 94%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 21%
John Doolittle 8%
Byron Dorgan 91%
Thelma Drake 10%
David Dreier 4%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 18%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
Philip English 41%
John Ensign 12%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Terry Everett 27%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 41%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 36%
Barney Frank 94%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 24%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Phil Gingrey 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 82%
Judd Gregg 4%
Charles Hagel 14%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 30%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 93%
Jane Harman 79%
J. Dennis Hastert 9%
Doc Hastings 7%
Robert Hayes 32%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
Baron Hill 86%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 19%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 12%
Thomas Holden 93%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Darlene Hooley 89%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 92%
Tim Johnson 48%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 94%
Ric Keller 18%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Patrick Kennedy 98%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 98%
Jack Kingston 22%
Ron Klein 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 83%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 3%
Ray LaHood 45%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
Mary Landrieu 81%
Tom Lantos 96%
Tom Latham 22%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
Carl Levin 93%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 19%
Joe Lieberman 84%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 16%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Tim Mahoney 83%
Don Manzullo 14%
Jim Marshall 94%
Melquiades Martinez 15%
Jim Matheson 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 7%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 81%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 91%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 84%
Mike Michaud 97%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Gary Miller 14%
George Miller 93%
Brad Miller 97%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 79%
Jim Moran, Jr. 82%
Patrick Murphy 92%
Jack Murtha 91%
Marilyn Musgrave 16%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 74%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 96%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
Ed Pastor 93%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 98%
John Peterson 15%
Tom Petri 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
Todd Platts 35%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
Deborah Pryce 20%
David Pryor 85%
George Radanovich 12%
Nick Rahall II 93%
James Ramstad 24%
Ralph Regula 37%
Denny Rehberg 23%
Richard Renzi 36%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Thomas Reynolds 23%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 91%
Ciro Rodriguez 95%
Mike Rogers 19%
Mike Ross 92%
Steve Rothman 92%
John Salazar 85%
Ken Salazar 85%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 45%
Jean Schmidt 31%
Allyson Schwartz 97%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 13%
Christopher Shays 43%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 74%
Gordon Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 86%
Mark Souder 21%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 61%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Ted Stevens 36%
Bart Stupak 98%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sununu 14%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 27%
John Tanner 68%
Ellen Tauscher 82%
Gene Taylor 57%
Lee Terry 12%
Todd Tiahrt 19%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 96%
Mark Udall 86%
George Voinovich 28%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 17%
Diane Watson 89%
Mel Watt 97%
Henry Waxman 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 87%
David Weldon 13%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 97%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Heather Wilson 27%
Frank Wolf 22%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 92%
Albert Wynn 97%
Bill Young 16%

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