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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 80
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 40
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 80
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 40
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 20
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 20
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 20
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 20
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 20
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 80
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 40
Jason Altmire 80
Rob Andrews 40
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 80
Evan Bayh 60
Howard Berman 80
Mary Bono Mack 0
Leonard Boswell 60
Robert Byrd 60
Norm Coleman 20
Bill Delahunt 80
Chris Dodd 60
David Dreier 0
Russ Feingold 100
Barney Frank 80
Judd Gregg 40
John Hall 60
Phil Hare 80
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Paul Hodes 80
Thomas Holden 80
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
Steve LaTourette 40
Frank Lautenberg 60
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 40
Dick Lugar 20
John McHugh 20
Alan Mollohan 60
Patrick Murphy 60
Ben Nelson 40
John Olver 80
Donald Payne 100
George Radanovich 0
Laura Richardson 80
Steve Rothman 80
Mark Souder 20
Zack Space 60
Arlen Specter 40
Betty Sutton 80
George Voinovich 40
Diane Watson 60
Jim Webb, Jr. 60
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 60

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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