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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 38%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Bob Riley 13%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 75%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 38%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Matt Salmon 0%
Loretta Sanchez 88%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 88%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 13%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Norman Sisisky 88%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 100%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 17%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 29%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 17%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 17%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 88%
James Turner 75%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Ed Whitfield 38%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 38%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 29%

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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