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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
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Tony Hall 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
John Moakley 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Julian Dixon 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
Thomas Holden 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
John LaFalce 90%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
William Lipinski 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
William Luther 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
Robert Matsui 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
Martin Meehan 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
Alan Mollohan 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
David Phelps 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
Vic Snyder 90%
Karen Thurman 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Wu 90%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
Bill Delahunt 89%
William Jefferson 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Russ Feingold 88%
Ernest Hollings 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
Brian Baird 80%
James Barcia 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Robert Clement 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Bart Gordon 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
James Turner 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
John Edwards 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
Kent Conrad 71%
Thomas Daschle 71%
Leonard Boswell 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
James Davis 70%
Chet Edwards 70%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%

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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