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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 17%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 67%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 83%
Edward Case 83%
Mike Castle 17%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Artur Davis 83%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 80%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 100%
Mark Green 17%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 67%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 17%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 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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