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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Robert 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%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 44%
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%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 67%
Larry Combest 56%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 38%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 56%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 44%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 56%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 12%
Barbara Cubin 56%
Randall Cunningham 67%
Alfonse D'Amato 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Thomas Davis III 33%
E. Kika de la Garza 75%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Ronald Dellums 50%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Jay Dickey 56%
Norm Dicks 44%
Julian Dixon 33%
Chris Dodd 25%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 56%
Jennifer Dunn 71%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 56%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 67%
Lane Evans 44%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 56%
Jim Exon 75%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 88%
Harris Fawell 56%
Victor Fazio 56%
Russ Feingold 25%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 33%
Floyd Flake 43%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 25%
Thomas Foglietta 38%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Harold Ford, Sr. 88%
Wendell Ford 38%
Tillie Fowler 63%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 44%
Gary Franks 12%
Robert Franks 44%
Dan Frisa 25%
William Frist 88%
Jonas Frost III 50%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 44%
Elton Gallegly 56%
John Ganske 44%
Sam Gejdenson 56%
George Gekas 56%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Pete Geren 12%
Sam Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Benjamin Gilman 44%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 25%
Henry Gonzalez 33%
William Goodling 67%
Bart Gordon 56%
Slade Gorton 75%
Porter Goss 44%
Daniel Graham 38%
William Phillip Gramm 88%
Rodney Grams 75%
Enid Greene 0%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 88%
Steven Gunderson 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 56%
Tony Hall 29%
Lee Hamilton 56%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 56%
Jane Harman 56%
J. Dennis Hastert 56%
Mark Hatfield 12%
James Hayes 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 56%
Joel Hefley 56%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 12%
Jesse Helms 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 56%
Van Hilleary 56%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 44%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 56%
Martin Hoke 12%
Thomas Holden 44%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 67%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Henry Hyde 44%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 63%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 44%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 88%

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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