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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joe Pitts 33%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Mark Pryor 60%
Adam Putnam 33%
George Radanovich 33%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 33%
Charlie Rangel 83%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 66%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Mike Rogers 33%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 50%
Ken Salazar 60%
Loretta Sanchez 66%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 33%
Allyson Schwartz 83%
John Shadegg 33%
Christopher Shays 50%
Ike Skelton 66%
Gordon Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 66%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sununu 20%
Tom Tancredo 66%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Gene Taylor 83%
Lee Terry 33%
Craig Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
John Tierney 83%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 20%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 83%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Henry Waxman 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 50%
Lynn Westmoreland 33%
Robert Wexler 83%
Ed Whitfield 50%
Heather Wilson 33%
Frank Wolf 50%
Lynn Woolsey 66%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 50%

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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