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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 86%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 43%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 43%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 86%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
Charlie Bass 14%
Herbert Bateman 14%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
Rod Blagojevich 86%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 64%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
Ben Campbell 9%
Thomas Campbell 29%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 29%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 43%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 43%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
Merrill Cook 43%
John Cooksey 14%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 14%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
Barbara Cubin 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 14%
Peter Deutsch 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 43%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 86%
Julian Dixon 86%
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, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
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 86%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 29%
Thomas Ewing 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 18%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 29%
Michael Patrick Forbes 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Tillie Fowler 14%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 14%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 86%
Elton Gallegly 43%
John Ganske 71%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 14%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 43%
Bart Gordon 86%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 57%
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%
Mark Green 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 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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