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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 12%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 12%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 87%
Melissa Bean 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 12%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
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%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 12%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 16%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 12%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 12%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 16%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
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%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 12%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 12%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
Norm Coleman 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 87%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 16%
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%
James DeMint 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 87%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 12%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 16%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Terry Everett 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 16%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 16%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 16%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 16%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 87%
Jane Harman 83%
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 12%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Thomas Holden 100%

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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