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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Trent Lott, Sr. 29%
Ken Lucas 44%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 100%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 67%
Jim Matheson 78%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 33%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 11%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 14%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 22%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 14%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 22%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 22%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 11%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 63%
Donald Payne 86%
John Peterson 11%
Tom Petri 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 22%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
Deborah Pryce 11%
Mark Pryor 100%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 11%
Nick Rahall II 89%
James Ramstad 11%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 11%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 89%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 22%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 13%
Edward Schrock 14%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 11%
Christopher Shays 22%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 11%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 33%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 22%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 11%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 67%
Lee Terry 11%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 11%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 89%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 43%
James Walsh 11%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 13%
Gerald Weller 11%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 11%
Frank Wolf 11%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 89%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 14%

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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