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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 23%
Henry Scott Baesler 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 92%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
Bill Barrett 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 46%
Max Baucus 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 77%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 67%
Jim Bunning 15%
Conrad Burns 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 23%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 46%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 46%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 15%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 58%
Robert Clement 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 85%
Kent Conrad 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 8%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 69%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
Barbara Cubin 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 46%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Jay Dickey 23%
Norm Dicks 77%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
Julian Dixon 85%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 23%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 15%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 15%
Thomas Ewing 23%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 85%
Russ Feingold 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
Bob Filner 92%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Wendell Ford 92%
Tillie Fowler 8%
Jon David Fox 54%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 54%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 92%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 31%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 54%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 9%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 58%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
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 92%

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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