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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 80%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 43%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 00%
Richard Bryan 86%
Ed Bryant 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 40%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 80%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 71%
Robert Clement 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Merrill Cook 40%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
Barbara Cubin 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 40%
Norm Dicks 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Bob Filner 80%
Peter Fitzgerald 29%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 40%
Bart Gordon 80%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%

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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