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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 14%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 14%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 29%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 14%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 14%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 43%

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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