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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 22%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
Cass Ballenger 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 86%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 86%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 11%
Hillary Clinton 86%
Michael Collins 11%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 11%
Peter Deutsch 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 44%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 22%
Russ Feingold 71%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 22%
Mark Foley 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
Barney Frank 89%
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%
Bart Gordon 78%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 86%
Mark Green 11%
James Greenwood 11%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 56%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 44%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 22%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 89%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Darlene Hooley 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 22%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 22%
Christopher John 78%
Nancy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 22%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 22%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 86%
James Kolbe 11%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 88%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 11%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 71%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 33%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 89%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 11%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 57%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 57%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 22%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 33%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 22%
Major Owens 89%
Michael Oxley 11%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22%
Todd Platts 11%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 22%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 22%

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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