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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Robert Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 33%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 50%
Thomas Ewing 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 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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