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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 16%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 83%
Jason Altmire 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Michele Bachmann 16%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 16%
J. Gresham Barrett 16%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 16%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Tim Bishop 83%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Nancy Boyda 66%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 16%
Ginny Brown-Waite 16%
Jim Bunning 20%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 33%
John Campbell III 16%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 20%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 60%
Mike Castle 33%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 83%
Artur Davis 83%
David Davis 16%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 16%
David Dreier 16%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 66%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Terry Everett 20%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 83%
Bob Filner 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 66%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 16%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
Bart Gordon 83%
Judd Gregg 20%
Charles Hagel 60%
John Hall 83%
Ralph Hall 16%
Phil Hare 83%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 83%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 20%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 66%
David Lee Hobson 16%
Paul Hodes 83%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 66%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Kenny Hulshof 16%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 16%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66%
William Jefferson 75%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 83%
Paul Kanjorski 66%
Ric Keller 16%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Jack Kingston 16%
Ron Klein 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Herb Kohl 60%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 60%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 60%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 33%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 16%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 20%
Connie Mack IV 16%
Tim Mahoney 83%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 75%
Melquiades Martinez 40%
Jim Matheson 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 16%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 83%
Buck McKeon 16%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 83%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Mike Michaud 66%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 66%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 66%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
Marilyn Musgrave 16%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 60%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Ed Pastor 66%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 66%
John Peterson 33%
Tom Petri 16%

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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