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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 43%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 14%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 29%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 14%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 29%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 57%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 43%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 29%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 86%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 43%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 43%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Charlie Bass 14%
Herbert Bateman 14%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 86%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 64%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 33%

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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