Rating Group: United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 40
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 80
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 60
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 60
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 40
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 80
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 60
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 80
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 80
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 80
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 60
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 60
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 60
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 60
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 40
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 20
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 80
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 40
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 60
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 80
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 60
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 80
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 20
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 20
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 20
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 60
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 20
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 20
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 80
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 80
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 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

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