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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
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 14%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
Daniel Inouye 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 86%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
Nancy Johnson 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
Tim Johnson 11%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 22%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 11%
Sue Kelly 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 92%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 11%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 15%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
Steve LaTourette 22%
James Leach 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 11%
Dick Lugar 31%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
Don Manzullo 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 56%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
James McCrery III 13%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 13%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 11%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 58%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Dennis Moore 78%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
Ben Nelson 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 85%
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%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
John Peterson 13%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Todd Platts 11%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
Deborah Pryce 13%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 11%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
James Ramstad 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 22%
Denny Rehberg 11%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 11%
Mike Ross 78%
Steve Rothman 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 13%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%
Rick Santorum 15%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
Edward Schrock 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 13%
John Shadegg 11%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 11%
Christopher Shays 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
Donald Sherwood 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 22%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%

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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