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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 63%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
John Edwards 75%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 30%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
Mark Green 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 11%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 10%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 10%
Jesse Helms 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%

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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