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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 46%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 23%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 8%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 23%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
John Chafee 54%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 92%
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 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 69%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 46%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 58%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 69%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 54%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 8%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 92%
Slade Gorton 54%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 46%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 23%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 8%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 77%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 77%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%

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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