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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 43%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 86%
Bob Barr, Jr. 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 14%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 86%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 29%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 29%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 43%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 86%
Robert Clement 57%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 14%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 57%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 14%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 14%
Michael Patrick Forbes 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 14%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 71%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 71%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 14%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
Tony Hall 86%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 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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