Rating Group: United Auto Workers

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Howard Berman 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Steven Schiff 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 93%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
Marion Berry 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 93%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Julian Dixon 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 93%
Victor Fazio 93%
Bob Filner 93%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elizabeth Furse 93%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
John LaFalce 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 93%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 93%
Thomas Manton 93%
Robert Matsui 93%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
John Moakley 93%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 93%
Glenn Poshard 93%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 93%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 93%
David Skaggs 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 93%
Bob Wise, Jr. 93%
Gary Ackerman 92%
James Barcia 92%
Rick Boucher 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
Thomas Foglietta 92%
Tony Hall 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
William Jefferson 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
Martin Meehan 92%
Carrie Meek 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
Ciro Rodriguez 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
Ed Towns 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Robert Byrd 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Wendell Ford 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ernest Hollings 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Gary Condit 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
James Davis 86%
Peter Deutsch 86%
Norm Dicks 86%
Chet Edwards 86%
Bob Etheridge 86%
Bart Gordon 86%
Lee Hamilton 86%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Jay Johnson 86%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 86%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 86%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
William Luther 86%
James Maloney 86%
Matthew Martinez 86%
Paul McHale 86%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 86%
Earl Pomeroy 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 86%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 86%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 86%
Norman Sisisky 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 86%
Vic Snyder 86%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Karen Thurman 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 86%
Thomas Holden 85%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Russ Feingold 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
Henry Scott Baesler 79%
Leonard Boswell 79%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 79%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
William Lipinski 79%
David Minge 79%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
Timothy Roemer 79%
Ike Skelton 79%
James Turner 79%
Robert Clement 77%
Owen Pickett 77%
Robert Cramer 71%
Calvin Dooley 71%
Jane Harman 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 71%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Chris Dodd 70%
Carol Moseley Braun 70%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
Benjamin Gilman 64%
Christopher John 64%
James Traficant, Jr. 64%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Kent Conrad 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
John Glenn 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Stephen Horn 57%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 57%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
John Tanner 57%
Michael Patrick Forbes 54%
Mike Castle 50%
Philip English 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Nancy Johnson 50%
James Leach 50%
Joseph McDade 50%
Constance Morella 50%
Jack Quinn 50%
Charles Robb 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Edward Porter 46%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
Marge Roukema 46%
Charles Stenholm 46%
Harris Fawell 43%
Jon David Fox 43%
Robert Franks 43%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Jerry Lewis 43%
Jack Metcalf 43%
W. Curtis Weldon 43%
Bob Kerrey 40%
Herb Kohl 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Rick Lazio 38%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Thomas Campbell 36%
Thomas Davis III 36%
George Gekas 36%
Ray LaHood 36%
Robert Livingston 36%
John McHugh 36%
Robert William Ney 36%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 36%
Ralph Regula 36%
James Walsh 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
Bill Young 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 31%
Max Baucus 30%
Richard Bryan 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 30%
Daniel Graham 30%
Patrick Moynihan 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Sue Kelly 29%
Jay Kim 29%
Dan Miller 29%
Michael Pappas 29%
Jim Saxton 29%
Linda Smith 29%
Gene Taylor 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 23%
Bill Barrett 21%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 21%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 21%
Jay Dickey 21%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Thomas Ewing 21%
Mark Foley 21%
Paul Gillmor 21%
William Goodling 21%
James Greenwood 21%
Scott Klug 21%
Michael Oxley 21%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 21%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 21%
Gerald Weller 21%
John Breaux 20%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Rodney Grams 20%
Jesse Helms 20%
Michael Collins 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 15%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 14%
Herbert Callahan 14%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 14%
Tillie Fowler 14%
John Ganske 14%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
James McCrery III 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 14%
Anne Northup 14%
Mike Parker 14%
Edward Pease 14%
James Ramstad 14%
Frank Riggs 14%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
Nick Smith 14%
Cliff Stearns 14%
William Tauzin 14%
William Thomas 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
Ben Campbell 10%
John Chafee 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 10%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
Rick Santorum 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
Bob Smith 10%
Ted Stevens 10%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Chris Cannon 8%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Jim Gibbons 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
OH Governor John Kasich R 8%
James Kolbe 8%
Scott McInnis 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Bob Riley 8%
James Rogan 8%
E.G. Shuster 8%
Charles Taylor 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 7%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
Jim Bunning 7%
Dan Burton 7%
Merrill Cook 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
Randall Cunningham 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
John Doolittle 7%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 7%
John Ensign 7%
Terry Everett 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
Joel Hefley 7%
Van Hilleary 7%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 7%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
Ron Lewis 7%
Bill McCollum 7%
David McIntosh 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 7%
Ron Paul 7%
William Paxon 7%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Richard Pombo 7%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 7%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 7%
Joe Scarborough 7%
Robert Schaffer 7%
Joseph Skeen 7%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 7%
Mark Souder 7%
Floyd Spence 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 7%
Todd Tiahrt 7%
Zach Wamp 7%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 7%
David Weldon 7%
Rick White 7%
Wayne Allard 0%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Mark Neumann 0%
Don Nickles 0%
James Nussle 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
John Peterson 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Bill Redmond 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Robert Smith 0%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Bob Stump 0%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%

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