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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 22%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
Brian Baird 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 29%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
Barbara Cubin 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Thomas Daschle 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 11%
Peter Deutsch 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 44%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 89%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
Ernest Fletcher 22%
Mark Foley 22%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
Barney Frank 89%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 89%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Bart Gordon 78%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
Mark Green 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 11%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 44%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Jane Harman 56%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 44%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
David Lee Hobson 22%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 89%
Ernest Hollings 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89%
Darlene Hooley 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%

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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