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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Marion Berry 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Thomas Allen 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Shelley Berkley 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Julia Carson 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
Robert Cramer 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
Lincoln Davis 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Barney Frank 83%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
Robert Hayes 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 83%
Thomas Holden 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
Steve LaTourette 83%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
Jim Marshall 83%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
John McHugh 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 83%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Gene Taylor 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 83%
James Walsh 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
Rob Andrews 66%
Howard Berman 66%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
Norm Dicks 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
Terry Everett 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 66%
Bob Filner 66%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 66%
Bart Gordon 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 66%
Jane Harman 66%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 66%
William Jefferson 66%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Tom Lantos 66%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 66%

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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