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Special Interest Groups

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

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 29%
Rodney Alexander 87%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 87%
Cass Ballenger 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 7%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 85%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 93%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 13%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 7%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 7%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 23%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Brad Carson 73%
Julia Carson 93%
Edward Case 86%
Mike Castle 20%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 7%
Kent Conrad 77%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 93%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 7%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Thomas Daschle 85%
Artur Davis 87%
James Davis 87%
Jo Ann Davis 27%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 7%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 87%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 7%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 7%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Philip English 21%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 7%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
Mark Green 13%
James Greenwood 7%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 21%
Jane Harman 75%
Katherine Harris 7%
Melissa Hart 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Joel Hefley 27%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 7%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 23%
Thomas Holden 93%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 87%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 21%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 8%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Janklow 18%
William Jefferson 87%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
Christopher John 64%
Nancy Johnson 13%
Tim Johnson 47%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 7%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 7%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 7%
Ron Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 87%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 87%
Robert Matsui 87%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 7%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 8%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 62%

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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