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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Norman Sisisky 70%
Alfonse D'Amato 69%
Philip English 69%
Jon David Fox 69%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
Constance Morella 69%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Tanner 69%
Gerald Weller 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 64%
Nancy Johnson 62%
James Leach 62%
Marge Roukema 62%
Michael Patrick Forbes 58%
John Chafee 54%
Calvin Dooley 54%
Robert Franks 54%
Slade Gorton 54%
Christopher Shays 54%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 46%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 46%
Rodney Grams 46%
Ray LaHood 46%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 46%
Frank Murkowski 46%
William Roth, Jr. 46%
Rick Santorum 46%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 46%
Ted Stevens 46%
Gene Taylor 46%
Vern Ehlers 38%
James Walsh 38%
Rick Lazio 33%
Kit Bond 31%
James Greenwood 31%
Scott Klug 31%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Mark Neumann 31%
Robert William Ney 31%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 31%
Ralph Regula 31%
Frank Riggs 31%
Steven Schiff 31%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 31%
John Ashcroft 23%
Thomas Campbell 23%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 23%
William Frist 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
Judd Gregg 23%
Sue Kelly 23%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 23%
Charles Stenholm 23%
Fred Thompson 23%
Strom Thurmond 23%
John Warner 23%
Owen Pickett 15%
James Ramstad 15%
Bill Young 14%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 8%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Herbert Callahan 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
Mike Castle 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Christopher Cox 8%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Thomas Davis III 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
John Ensign 8%
Terry Everett 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 8%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 8%
Paul Gillmor 8%
William Goodling 8%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 8%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 8%
Don Manzullo 8%
William Paxon 8%
John Edward Porter 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
Jim Saxton 8%
Joe Scarborough 8%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Linda Smith 8%
Cliff Stearns 8%
James Talent 8%
William Thomas 8%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 8%
Wayne Allard 0%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
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%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
George Gekas 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
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%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Jay Kim 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 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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