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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
Gary Ackerman 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Beauprez 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 25%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 25%
Eric Cantor 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 75%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25%
Edward Case 75%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
Jon Corzine 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
Jerry Costello 75%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
Geoff Davis 25%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
Bill Delahunt 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 33%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 25%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 33%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Michael Ferguson 25%
Bob Filner 75%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
Barney Frank 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 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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