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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
John Boccieri 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Mark Critz 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
Phil Hare 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
Michael Arcuri 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
Howard Berman 89%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
Russ Carnahan 89%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 89%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
John Hall 89%
Jane Harman 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
Paul Hodes 89%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 89%
Brad Miller 89%
Patrick Murphy 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
Jim Oberstar 89%
John Olver 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 89%
Tom Perriello 89%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 89%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 89%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
Silvestre Reyes 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 89%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
Ed Towns 89%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 89%
Mel Watt 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
Steve Kagen 88%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 83%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Kent Conrad 83%
Byron Dorgan 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%

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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