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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 56%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 44%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 56%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 44%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 38%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 44%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 67%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 44%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 44%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 38%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 56%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 56%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 44%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 56%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 44%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 56%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 56%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 44%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 12%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 44%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 44%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 56%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 56%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 56%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 44%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 44%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 33%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 44%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Wayne Allard 44%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 44%
Richard Armey 56%
John Ashcroft 75%
Henry Scott Baesler 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 56%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 56%
Bill Barrett 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Charlie Bass 56%
Herbert Bateman 44%
Max Baucus 38%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 88%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 44%
Douglas Bereuter 44%
Howard Berman 33%
Tom Bevill 62%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 56%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 56%
David Edward Bonior 44%
Sonny Bono 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 63%
Bill Bradley 88%
John Breaux 38%
Bill Brewster 38%
Glen Browder 62%
George Brown, Jr. 33%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 56%
John Bryant 88%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 12%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 88%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 44%
Robert Byrd 25%
Herbert Callahan 56%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 44%
John Chafee 88%
Jim Chapman 62%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
Jon Lynn Christensen 56%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 38%
Robert Clement 56%
William Clinger 12%
William Cohen 38%
Ronald Coleman 100%

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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