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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 57%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 43%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 43%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 14%
Zell Bryan Miller 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 71%
Frank Murkowski 30%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 43%
Robert William Ney 57%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 43%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 43%
Doug Ose 43%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 43%
David Phelps 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 57%
Earl Pomeroy 86%
Deborah Pryce 43%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 33%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 43%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 43%
Bob Riley 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 71%
Jim Ryun 43%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 18%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 71%
Robert Schaffer 14%
Edward Schrock 43%
John Shadegg 14%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 43%
Christopher Shays 29%
Donald Sherwood 57%
Ronnie Shows 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
Joseph Skeen 43%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 55%
Nick Smith 14%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 82%
Vic Snyder 86%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 86%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 57%
Charles Stenholm 29%
Ted Stevens 45%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 43%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 14%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 57%
Charles Taylor 29%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 29%
Fred Thompson 18%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 9%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 71%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 86%
George Voinovich 27%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 36%
Wesley Watkins 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 43%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 57%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 43%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 86%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 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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