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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%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Frank Mascara 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%
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%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Steven Schiff 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Louis Stokes 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%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 92%
James Barcia 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
Howard Berman 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Wendell Ford 92%
Jonas Frost III 92%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
Jay Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Joseph Kennedy II 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
John LaFalce 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 92%
William Lipinski 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
Carrie Meek 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
John Moakley 92%
Jack Murtha 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
Glenn Poshard 92%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
Robert Wexler 92%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Albert Wynn 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
Rick Boucher 90%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Marion Berry 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
Gary Condit 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Julian Dixon 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
Bob Etheridge 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
Victor Fazio 85%
Michael Patrick Forbes 85%
Bart Gordon 85%
Tony Hall 85%
Thomas Holden 85%
Darlene Hooley 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
James Maloney 85%
Matthew Martinez 85%
Robert Matsui 85%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 85%
Paul McHale 85%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
Norman Sisisky 85%
David Skaggs 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
Vic Snyder 85%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
Karen Thurman 85%
Kent Conrad 83%
Chet Edwards 83%
Russ Feingold 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carol Moseley Braun 83%
Arlen Specter 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Henry Scott Baesler 77%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 77%

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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