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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
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%
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%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 16%
Jim Bunning 12%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 79%
Chris Cannon 14%
Dennis Cardoza 97%
Russ Carnahan 97%
Christopher Carney 95%
Julia Carson 92%
Mike Castle 32%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Ben Chandler III 91%
Travis Childers 83%
William Clay, Sr. 97%
Hillary Clinton 94%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 24%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 82%
Judd Gregg 4%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 79%
J. Dennis Hastert 9%
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%
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%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 94%
Ric Keller 18%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Patrick Kennedy 98%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 98%
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%
Tom Lantos 96%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 7%
John McHugh 60%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 91%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 84%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Brad Miller 97%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 79%
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%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 98%
John Peterson 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
Todd Platts 35%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
Deborah Pryce 20%
David Pryor 85%
George Radanovich 12%
James Ramstad 24%
Ralph Regula 37%
Denny Rehberg 23%
Richard Renzi 36%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Thomas Reynolds 23%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 95%
Mike Ross 92%
Steve Rothman 92%
Ken Salazar 85%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 45%
Jean Schmidt 31%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 13%
Christopher Shays 43%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 74%
Gordon Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 86%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 21%

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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