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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Tony Hall 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
William Lipinski 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Norman Sisisky 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 83%
James Barcia 83%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Gary Condit 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Peter Deutsch 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 83%
Thomas Holden 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
John LaFalce 83%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
William Luther 83%
James Maloney 83%
Robert Matsui 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carrie Meek 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
Jim Oberstar 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
Karen Thurman 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Bob Wise, Jr. 83%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 83%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Howard Berman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
John Moakley 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
Ed Towns 80%
Matthew Martinez 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
Max Baucus 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
John Breaux 67%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ben Campbell 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 67%
Kent Conrad 67%
Robert Cramer 67%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 67%
Norm Dicks 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
Calvin Dooley 67%
Byron Dorgan 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%

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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