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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 88%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 88%
John Peterson 12%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 12%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 83%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 57%
James Ramstad 0%
Charlie Rangel 88%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 12%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 88%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
Loretta Sanchez 88%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 38%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 75%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 62%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 25%
James Talent 33%
Tom Tancredo 12%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 88%
Charles Taylor 12%
Gene Taylor 38%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Pat Tiberi 0%
John Tierney 88%
Ed Towns 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
Mark Udall 88%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 12%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 86%
Mel Watt 75%
Henry Waxman 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 12%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 88%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 25%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 62%
Bill Young 12%

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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