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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Larry Pressler 12%
Deborah Pryce 56%
David Pryor 88%
James Quillen 12%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 56%
James Ramstad 44%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
Ralph Regula 22%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 38%
Bill Richardson 88%
Frank Riggs 56%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 56%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 38%
Timothy Roemer 44%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 56%
Charles Rose III 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 63%
Marge Roukema 56%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 44%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 56%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 44%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 44%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 13%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 44%
Jim Saxton 56%
Joe Scarborough 56%
Daniel Schaefer 56%
Steven Schiff 33%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
John Shadegg 56%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 44%
Christopher Shays 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
E.G. Shuster 56%
Paul Simon 88%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 63%
David Skaggs 44%
Joseph Skeen 44%
Ike Skelton 56%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
Linda Smith 63%
Nick Smith 56%
Bob Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 63%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 25%
Floyd Spence 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 63%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 12%
Louis Stokes 43%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 56%
Bart Stupak 56%
James Talent 44%
John Tanner 78%
Randy Tate 12%
William Tauzin 56%
Charles Taylor 67%
Gene Taylor 56%
Frank Tejeda 75%
Craig Thomas 88%
William Thomas 56%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
Fred Thompson 86%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
Ray Thornton 88%
Karen Thurman 44%
Strom Thurmond 88%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
Peter Torkildsen 25%
Esteban Edward Torres 44%
Robert Torricelli 56%
Ed Towns 33%
James Traficant, Jr. 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 44%
Bruce Vento 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
Harold Volkmer 71%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 56%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
Mel Watt 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 56%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 44%
David Weldon 44%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 56%
Paul Wellstone 13%
Rick White 56%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 62%
Bob Wise, Jr. 44%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
Lynn Woolsey 44%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
Albert Wynn 56%
Sidney Yates 44%
Bill Young 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 25%

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.

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