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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 17%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 83%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 17%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 83%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 17%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
Chris Cannon 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Linc Chafee 43%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 17%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Howard Coble 17%
Thomas Coburn 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 17%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
Barbara Cubin 17%
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 67%
Thomas Davis III 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Jay Dickey 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Julian Dixon 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 17%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 17%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 83%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 17%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 17%
Bart Gordon 83%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
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%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 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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