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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 13%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 14%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Wayne Allard 17%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 11%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 11%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 22%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
Ben Campbell 29%
Chris Cannon 13%
Eric Cantor 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
Kent Conrad 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 38%
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 100%
Barbara Cubin 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Thomas Davis III 22%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 22%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 11%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 89%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 22%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 89%
Vern Ehlers 11%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 14%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Michael Ferguson 13%
Bob Filner 89%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
Mark Foley 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 89%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 11%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 11%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
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%

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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