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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
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
John Breaux 25%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 63%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 20%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 80%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 71%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 89%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 75%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 30%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 88%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
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%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 10%
James Greenwood 11%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 14%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 63%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 30%
James Leach 20%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 90%
James Maloney 60%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Dennis Moore 50%
Constance Morella 50%

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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