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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 14%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 22%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 44%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 11%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 25%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 29%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 44%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 78%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 89%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%

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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