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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 13%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 88%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 29%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 88%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 29%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 71%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 25%
Dave Camp 25%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 14%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 38%
John Chafee 14%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 14%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 71%
Robert Clement 75%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 14%
Michael Collins 25%

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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