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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
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%
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%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 11%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 77%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Jim Bunning 31%
Conrad Burns 31%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 85%
Ben Campbell 38%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 11%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 11%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Michael Collins 22%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 92%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Thomas Davis III 11%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 11%
Peter Deutsch 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 88%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 89%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 22%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 11%
Bob Filner 89%
Peter Fitzgerald 31%
Ernest Fletcher 11%
Mark Foley 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 85%
Mark Green 11%
James Greenwood 13%
Judd Gregg 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
Jane Harman 50%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 22%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 89%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 14%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 86%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 67%
Nancy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 11%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 11%
Sue Kelly 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 15%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 22%
James Leach 11%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Ken Lucas 11%
Dick Lugar 31%
Don Manzullo 13%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 13%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 58%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 62%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 15%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 22%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 11%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 11%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 78%

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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