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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Auto Workers

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 86%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 93%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 86%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 93%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 7%
Henry Scott Baesler 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Bill Barrett 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 30%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 93%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 79%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 20%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Richard Bryan 30%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 14%
Dave Camp 21%
Ben Campbell 10%
Thomas Campbell 36%
Chris Cannon 8%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 10%
Saxby Chambliss 14%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 77%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Michael Collins 15%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 86%

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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