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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Gary Ackerman 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 83%
Jason Altmire 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Michele Bachmann 16%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 40%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 16%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 66%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 16%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 16%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 83%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 16%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 16%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Tim Bishop 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 16%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
John Boehner 20%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 16%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 16%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Nancy Boyda 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 25%
Corrine Brown 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Sam Brownback 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 16%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 16%
Jim Bunning 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 33%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
Dave Camp 33%
John Campbell III 16%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 60%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Lois Capps 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 60%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 16%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 33%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 83%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Thad Cochran 40%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 83%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 16%
Norm Coleman 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 16%
Kent Conrad 60%
John Conyers, Jr. 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 40%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
Ander Crenshaw 16%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Artur Davis 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
David Davis 16%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 16%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
Thelma Drake 16%
David Dreier 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 66%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Philip English 66%
John Ensign 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Terry Everett 20%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 16%
Sam Farr 83%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 60%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
Michael Ferguson 83%
Bob Filner 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 16%
Randy Forbes 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
Barney Frank 66%
Trent Franks 16%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 16%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Scott Garrett 16%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 16%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 16%
Bart Gordon 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%

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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