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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Nancy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 75%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 25%
Jim Marshall 75%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 75%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 75%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Brad Miller 75%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 75%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 25%
Sue Myrick 25%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 75%
Anne Northup 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 33%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 25%
George Radanovich 25%
James Ramstad 25%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jim Ryun 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
Ken Salazar 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 100%
John Schwarz 50%
John Shadegg 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 25%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 75%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 25%
Hilda Solis 75%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 25%
John Sununu 33%
John Sweeney 25%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 75%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 33%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 25%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 75%
Mel Watt 75%
Anthony Weiner 75%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 75%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 75%
Bill Young 50%

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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