Rating Group: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 80
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 60
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 40
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 20
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 20
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 20
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 20
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 80
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40
Jason Altmire 80
Rob Andrews 40
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 80
Evan Bayh 60
Howard Berman 80
Mary Bono Mack 0
Leonard Boswell 60
Bob Brady 80
Bruce Braley 60
Robert Byrd 60
Mike Capuano 80
Norm Coleman 20
Elijah Cummings 80
Bill Delahunt 80
Charlie Dent 20
Chris Dodd 60
David Dreier 0
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80
Russ Feingold 100
Jeff Fortenberry 20
Barney Frank 80
Bob Goodlatte 20
Judd Gregg 40
Luis Gutiérrez 60
John Hall 60
Phil Hare 80
Tom Harkin 60
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Paul Hodes 80
Tim Holden 80
Rush Holt, Jr. 60
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80
Timothy Johnson 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40
John Kerry 40
Steve King 20
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
Tom Latham 20
Steve LaTourette 40
Frank Lautenberg 60
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 40
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 60
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 80
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 80
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 60
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 40
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 80
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 80
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 80
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 60
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 80
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 60
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 60
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 60
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 60
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 60
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 40
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 60
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 80
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 60
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 80
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 20
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 20
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 20
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 80
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 20
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 20
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 80
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 60
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 80
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 60
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 80
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 40
Jason Altmire 80
Rob Andrews 40
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 80
Evan Bayh 60
Howard Berman 80
Mary Bono Mack 0
Leonard Boswell 60
Bob Brady 80
Bruce Braley 60
Robert Byrd 60
Mike Capuano 80
Norm Coleman 20
Elijah Cummings 80
Bill Delahunt 80
Charlie Dent 20
Chris Dodd 60
David Dreier 0
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80
Russ Feingold 100
Jeff Fortenberry 20
Barney Frank 80
Bob Goodlatte 20
Judd Gregg 40
Luis Gutiérrez 60
John Hall 60
Phil Hare 80
Tom Harkin 60
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Paul Hodes 80
Tim Holden 80
Rush Holt, Jr. 60
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80
Timothy Johnson 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40
John Kerry 40
Steve King 20
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
Tom Latham 20
Steve LaTourette 40
Frank Lautenberg 60
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 40
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