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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 17%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 17%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 83%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 75%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 17%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
Chris Cannon 17%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 17%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 17%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 67%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 17%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Jay Dickey 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
Julian Dixon 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 17%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 17%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 17%
Bart Gordon 83%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 33%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 83%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 17%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Stephen Horn 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 13%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
Christopher John 67%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Sue Kelly 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 88%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 83%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 17%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 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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