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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Communications Workers of America

1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 44%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 44%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 44%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 56%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 43%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 44%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 56%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 44%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 44%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 33%
Neil Abercrombie 44%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Wayne Allard 44%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 44%
Richard Armey 56%
John Ashcroft 75%
Henry Scott Baesler 44%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 56%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 56%
Bill Barrett 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Joe Barton 56%
Charlie Bass 56%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 44%
Max Baucus 38%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 88%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 44%
Douglas Bereuter 44%
Howard Berman 33%
Tom Bevill 62%
Joe Biden, Jr. 25%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 56%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
John Boehner 56%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 56%
David Edward Bonior 44%
Sonny Bono 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 63%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Bill Bradley 88%
John Breaux 38%
Bill Brewster 38%
Glen Browder 62%
Corrine Brown 33%
George Brown, Jr. 33%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 56%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 56%
John Bryant 88%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 12%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 88%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 44%
Robert Byrd 25%
Herbert Callahan 56%
Dave Camp 56%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 44%
John Chafee 88%
Saxby Chambliss 56%
Jim Chapman 62%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
Jon Lynn Christensen 56%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 38%
Robert Clement 56%
William Clinger 12%
Dan Coats 71%
Howard Coble 67%
Thomas Coburn 67%
Thad Cochran 80%
William Cohen 38%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 67%
Larry Combest 56%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 38%
John Conyers, Jr. 33%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 56%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 44%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 56%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 12%
Barbara Cubin 56%
Randall Cunningham 67%
Alfonse D'Amato 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Nathan Deal 56%
Eligio de la Garza II 75%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Ronald Dellums 50%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Jay Dickey 56%
Norm Dicks 44%
John Dingell 44%
Julian Dixon 33%
Chris Dodd 25%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 56%
John Duncan, Jr. 56%
Jennifer Dunn 71%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 56%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 44%

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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