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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Leonard Boswell 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Norm Dicks 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
Bob Etheridge 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 91%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
Darlene Hooley 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
William Lipinski 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
Ted Strickland 91%
Bart Stupak 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
Albert Wynn 91%
Thomas Allen 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Robert Byrd 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
John Edwards 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
Chris Dodd 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
Brian Baird 82%
Marion Berry 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
Rick Boucher 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
Jerry Costello 82%
James Davis 82%
Jane Harman 82%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 82%
Thomas Holden 82%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 82%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 82%
Alan Mollohan 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jack Murtha 82%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
Ike Skelton 82%

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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