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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
John Breaux 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 23%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Mike Castle 8%
John Chafee 54%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 92%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 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%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 69%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 8%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 46%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 8%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 92%
Slade Gorton 54%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 46%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 100%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 77%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
Nancy Johnson 62%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 23%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 31%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 46%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 8%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 80%
Paul McHale 100%

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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