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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 38%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 38%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 62%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 23%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 46%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 8%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 67%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 92%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
Bill Barrett 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 46%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 77%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Richard Bryan 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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