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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 16%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 66%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 66%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 50%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 83%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Nancy Boyda 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 66%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 33%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 33%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 66%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 33%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 66%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 16%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 25%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 16%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66%
Baron Hill 66%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 83%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 16%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 66%
Bobby Jindal 0%
Tim Johnson 16%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Jack Kingston 16%
Mark Kirk 16%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 83%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
John Mica 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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