Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 17%
George Allen 17%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 11%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 83%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 11%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 89%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 11%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 11%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 67%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
Hillary Clinton 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 17%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 11%
Norm Coleman 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 17%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 17%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 78%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 89%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 11%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 89%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 22%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 17%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 11%
William Frist 17%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 13%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
Bart Gordon 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
Mark Green 11%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 17%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 22%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 89%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 22%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
Daniel Inouye 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 83%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 11%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 56%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 38%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 17%
Ray LaHood 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 83%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
Dick Lugar 20%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 89%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 89%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 44%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 11%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 11%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 11%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Dennis Moore 89%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 11%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
Jack Murtha 78%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 11%
Robert William Ney 11%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
John Peterson 11%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Todd Platts 11%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 11%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
Deborah Pryce 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 83%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 11%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 89%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
Richard Renzi 11%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 11%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 11%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 17%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Donald Sherwood 11%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 22%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 13%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 44%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 11%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 56%
Gordon Smith 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 89%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Ted Stevens 17%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 89%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 44%
James Talent 17%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 89%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 11%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 13%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
Heather Wilson 11%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 22%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Albert Wynn 89%
Bill Young 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%

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