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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 17%
George Allen 17%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 11%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 33%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Norm Coleman 17%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 78%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 89%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 17%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 83%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 17%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
Bart Gordon 89%
Mark Green 11%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 89%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 22%
Daniel Inouye 83%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 83%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Nancy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 17%
Ray LaHood 33%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 20%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 44%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Dennis Moore 89%
Jack Murtha 78%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Robert William Ney 11%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 11%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 11%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Shadegg 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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