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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers

1997-2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
Russ Feingold 94%
Barney Frank 94%
John Tierney 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
John Olver 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
Phil Hare 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Betty Sutton 90%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
Bill Delahunt 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
Donald Payne 87%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
Diane Watson 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 84%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 82%
Paul Hodes 82%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 81%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
Laura Richardson 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 79%
Robert Byrd 78%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 78%
Loretta Sanchez 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 74%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 74%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
Michael Arcuri 72%
John Hall 72%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
Tom Harkin 71%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70%
Howard Berman 69%
Alan Mollohan 69%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 69%
Steve Rothman 69%
Rob Andrews 67%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
Chris Dodd 66%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 65%
Barbara Mikulski 65%
Allyson Schwartz 65%
Bruce Braley 64%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 64%
Patrick Murphy 64%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 63%
Thomas Holden 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 60%
Jay Rockefeller IV 59%
Nick Rahall II 58%
Jason Altmire 57%
Herb Kohl 56%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55%
John Kerry 55%
Zack Space 55%
Evan Bayh 54%
Timothy Johnson 54%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 53%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 53%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 52%
Leonard Boswell 48%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 47%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 45%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Joe Lieberman 43%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
John McHugh 35%
Arlen Specter 34%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Ben Nelson 24%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20%
Mark Souder 16%
Tim Murphy 15%
George Voinovich 14%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
Tom Petri 12%
Judd Gregg 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 7%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
Dick Lugar 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 3%
Tom Latham 3%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 3%
Mary Bono Mack 2%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Radanovich 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%

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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