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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
George Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
Cass Ballenger 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 86%
Charlie Bass 0%
Evan Bayh 72%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 72%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 86%
Rod Blagojevich 72%
Sherwood Boehlert 14%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 86%
Leonard Boswell 57%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Robert Byrd 72%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
Julia Carson 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Eva Clayton 100%
Hillary Clinton 72%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
Jon Corzine 86%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 57%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
Bill Delahunt 72%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
Chris Dodd 86%
Calvin Dooley 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 86%
David Dreier 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
John Edwards 72%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Lane Evans 72%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 72%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57%
Michael Ferguson 14%
Peter Fitzgerald 29%
Barney Frank 100%
John Ganske 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 14%
Tony Hall 57%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Jesse Helms 14%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 72%
Thomas Holden 72%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 72%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
Nancy Johnson 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 43%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
Gerald Kleczka 57%
Herb Kohl 72%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 72%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
Steve LaTourette 29%
James Leach 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 72%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 72%
William Lipinski 29%
Dick Lugar 14%
James Maloney 72%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
Frank Mascara 86%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 29%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 72%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Sue Myrick 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
Ben Nelson 72%
Robert William Ney 14%
James Nussle 0%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 86%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 72%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 57%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 14%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 14%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
Steve Rothman 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 86%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 72%
Jim Saxton 14%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 72%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 14%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 29%
Bob Smith 14%
Hilda Solis 72%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 29%
Ted Strickland 57%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Charles Taylor 14%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
Robert Torricelli 72%
James Traficant, Jr. 29%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
George Voinovich 14%
John Warner 43%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 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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