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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 86%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 57%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 43%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 71%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 43%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 43%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 14%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 14%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 57%
Richard Pombo 14%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 43%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 43%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Bob Riley 14%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 86%
Charles Robb 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 71%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 14%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 20%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 14%
E.G. Shuster 14%
Norman Sisisky 86%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 83%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 29%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 71%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 67%
Floyd Spence 14%
John Spratt, Jr. 86%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Charles Stenholm 43%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 43%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 29%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 14%
Karen Thurman 86%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 71%
James Turner 57%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 29%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 43%
Gerald Weller 43%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 86%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II 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%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%

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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