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Special Interest Groups

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

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 38%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 31%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 23%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 85%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 13%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 15%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 23%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 13%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Wayne Allard 17%
George Allen 23%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 23%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
Cass Ballenger 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 69%
Evan Bayh 85%
Bob Bennett 23%
Douglas Bereuter 11%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 78%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 11%
John Boehner 11%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 89%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 77%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Jim Bunning 31%
Conrad Burns 31%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 85%
Dave Camp 11%
Ben Campbell 38%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 11%
Lois Capps 89%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 11%
Lincoln Chafee 46%

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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