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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 94%
Hillary Clinton 94%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
Herb Kohl 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
Chris Dodd 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Ken Salazar 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
Russ Carnahan 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Norm Dicks 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Barney Frank 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 89%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89%
Jane Harman 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
Dale Kildee 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 89%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 89%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 89%
Brad Miller 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 89%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 89%
Vic Snyder 89%
Bart Stupak 89%
Ellen Tauscher 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
Ed Towns 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
Anthony Weiner 89%
Robert Wexler 89%
Evan Bayh 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
Ted Strickland 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
Shelley Berkley 86%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
Rob Andrews 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 78%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 78%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 78%
Jerry Costello 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 78%
Artur Davis 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
Bill Delahunt 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
Darlene Hooley 78%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 78%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 78%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Thomas Holden 75%

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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