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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 86%
Robert Barr, Jr. 14%
Bill Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 14%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 86%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 57%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 86%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
John Breaux 86%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 29%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 29%
John Chafee 29%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 43%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 86%
Robert Clement 57%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 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%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 14%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 71%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 57%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
Philip English 43%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 14%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 71%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 71%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 14%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Tony Hall 86%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 29%
Van Hilleary 14%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 86%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Darlene Hooley 57%
Stephen Horn 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Asa Hutchinson 17%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 29%
William Lewis Jenkins 14%
Christopher John 57%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 86%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 29%
James Leach 29%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 71%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 86%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 86%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 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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