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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

1998 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 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 83%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 83%
Bill Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 67%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 83%
Kent Conrad 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 17%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
James Davis 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Jay Dickey 17%
Norm Dicks 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 83%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 33%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 33%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
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%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 17%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 33%
Van Hilleary 33%

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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