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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2011-2012 Lifetime Scores (Senate Only)

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 34%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 8%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 9%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 98%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 98%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 2%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 2%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 29%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 19%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 98%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 96%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 97%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 98%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 98%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 98%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 98%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 29%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 8%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 9%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 98%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 96%
Max Baucus 80%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Kent Conrad 92%
James DeMint 19%
John Ensign 27%
Kay Hutchison 2%
Daniel Inouye 96%
Herb Kohl 91%
Jon Kyl 2%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Dick Lugar 8%
Ben Nelson 89%
Olympia Snowe 32%

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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