Rating Group: United Auto Workers

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 17%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman 9%
Max Baucus 89%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 18%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 83%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 91%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 91%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 80%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 9%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 45%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 42%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 67%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 17%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 82%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 8%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Jay Dickey 17%
Norm Dicks 75%
Julian Dixon 91%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 8%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 36%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 8%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 17%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 8%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 25%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 91%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Benjamin Gilman 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 83%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
Tony Hall 83%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 17%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 17%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 63%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 27%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
Christopher John 64%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 8%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 91%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 91%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 9%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 36%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 82%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 92%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 92%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 80%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 75%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 8%
John McHugh 58%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 92%
Carrie Meek 92%
Jack Metcalf 42%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 83%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 58%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 10%
Jack Murtha 90%
Sue Myrick 17%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 58%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 8%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 25%
John Peterson 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Owen Pickett 75%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
John Edward Porter 8%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 8%
Ralph Regula 42%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Bob Riley 17%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 92%
Timothy Roemer 83%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 17%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 18%
Robert Schaffer 17%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 9%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Joseph Skeen 17%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 10%
Nick Smith 42%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 75%
Mark Souder 27%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 30%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 92%
John Sununu 17%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 58%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 45%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 10%
Karen Thurman 92%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Robert Torricelli 89%
Ed Towns 91%
James Traficant, Jr. 91%
James Turner 75%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 20%
Wesley Watkins 8%
Mel Watt 92%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 17%
David Weldon 9%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 29%
Bob Wise, Jr. 91%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 10%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 91%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 92%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 91%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 83%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 92%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 92%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 91%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 45%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
OH Governor John Kasich R 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 40%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 8%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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