Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 20%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 60%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 40%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 40%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 20%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 20%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 20%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 80%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 20%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Rodney Grams 20%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Charles Hagel 20%
Ralph Hall 40%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
Doc Hastings 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 80%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 20%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 80%
James Leach 60%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 20%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 40%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 20%
David McIntosh 20%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Constance Morella 60%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 60%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 40%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 20%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 60%
John Peterson 20%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
Owen Pickett 100%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 20%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 60%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 20%
Jim Ryun 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 20%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 60%
Ronnie Shows 20%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 20%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 80%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 40%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 20%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 40%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 60%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 75%
James Turner 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 20%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 20%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 20%

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