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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

1989 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Max Baucus 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Gary Condit 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Jim Exon 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Ed Towns 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Howard Berman 92%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
John Breaux 92%
John Bryant 92%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Julian Dixon 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
Victor Fazio 92%
Wendell Ford 92%
Benjamin Gilman 92%
W.G. Hefner 92%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Harry Johnston 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 92%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Alan Mollohan 92%
Dave Obey 92%
Clay Pell 92%
Glenn Poshard 92%
David Pryor 92%
Charles Robb 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 92%
Paul Simon 92%
Esteban Edward Torres 92%
Robert Torricelli 92%
Bruce Vento 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
Sidney Yates 92%
Ronald Coleman 83%
Norm Dicks 83%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Albert Gore, Jr. 83%
Tony Hall 83%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 83%
John LaFalce 83%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Patrick Moynihan 83%
Sam Nunn 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
Bill Richardson 83%
Charles Rose III 83%
Norman Sisisky 83%
David Skaggs 83%
Harold Volkmer 83%
Pat Williams 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
Bill Bradley 75%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
E. Kika de la Garza 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
John Moakley 75%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Donald Payne 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
Tom Bevill 67%
Alfonse D'Amato 67%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Lee Hamilton 67%
Mark Hatfield 67%
J. Bennett Johnston 67%
Constance Morella 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Ike Skelton 67%
Charles Wilson 67%
Pete Geren 60%
Ben Campbell 58%
William Cohen 58%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 58%
Sam Gibbons 58%
Ernest Hollings 58%
Jim Saxton 58%
Christopher Shays 58%
Arlen Specter 58%
Anthony Beilenson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 50%
Owen Pickett 50%
Larry Pressler 50%
Greg Laughlin 42%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 33%
Jesse Helms 33%
James Leach 33%
Susan Molinari 33%
G.V. Montgomery 33%
Marge Roukema 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
William Tauzin 33%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
John Chafee 25%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
Jan Meyers 25%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 25%
Mike Parker 25%
Daniel Schaefer 25%
Steven Schiff 25%
Charles Stenholm 25%
James Walsh 25%
John Warner 25%
Herbert Bateman 17%
Kit Bond 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Bill Emerson 17%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
Steven Gunderson 17%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
Joel Hefley 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 17%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Robert Livingston 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Bill Young 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 8%
Herbert Callahan 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%

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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