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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 9%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 91%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 9%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 18%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 82%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 9%
John Boehner 9%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 82%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 70%
Corrine Brown 91%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 22%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 91%
Brad Carson 73%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 9%
Lincoln Chafee 40%

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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