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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 13%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 17%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 89%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 17%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 17%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
Mark Green 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling 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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