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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 17%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 17%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 17%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
José Serrano 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 17%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 33%
James Talent 33%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 17%
Gene Taylor 83%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 17%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 17%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%

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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