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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 67%
Jim Bunning 15%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 23%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 46%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 71%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 46%
John Chafee 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 58%
Robert Clement 69%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 85%
Kent Conrad 83%
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%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Jay Dickey 23%
Norm Dicks 77%
Julian Dixon 85%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 23%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 15%
Thomas Ewing 23%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 33%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 85%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
James Greenwood 23%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 8%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 77%
James Hansen 8%
Jane Harman 54%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 15%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 15%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 85%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 8%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 46%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 23%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 54%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 54%
Jay Johnson 92%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 23%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 92%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 77%
Bob Kerrey 58%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 46%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 8%

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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