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Special Interest Groups

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

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 14%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 7%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 13%
Max Baucus 77%
Evan Bayh 93%
Melissa Bean 73%
Bob Beauprez 13%
Bob Bennett 7%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 93%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 13%
Michael Bilirakis 29%
Jeff Bingaman 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 79%
Chris Cannon 13%
Eric Cantor 13%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 67%
Mike Castle 20%
Ben Chandler III 87%
Chris Chocola 13%
Hillary Clinton 93%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 77%
Jerry Costello 87%
Larry Craig 29%
Robert Cramer 57%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Artur Davis 87%
Geoff Davis 13%
James Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 93%
Chris Dodd 86%
Elizabeth Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 21%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 79%
Thelma Drake 20%
David Dreier 13%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 8%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 14%
Russ Feingold 93%
Michael Ferguson 13%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 93%
William Frist 7%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
Bart Gordon 80%
Mark Green 27%
Judd Gregg 14%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
Jane Harman 82%
Katherine Harris 15%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 29%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 87%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 93%
Darlene Hooley 93%
John Nathan Hostettler 36%
Kenny Hulshof 13%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 23%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
William Jefferson 93%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
Ric Keller 13%
Sue Kelly 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 79%
James Kolbe 15%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 7%
Ray LaHood 21%
Tom Lantos 93%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 47%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 13%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 67%
Melquiades Martinez 21%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 47%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
Michael McNulty 93%
Martin Meehan 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 93%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Brad Miller 93%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 64%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 27%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87%
Thomas William Osborne 20%
Major Owens 93%
Michael Oxley 14%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 29%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 8%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
Jon Porter, Sr. 20%
Deborah Pryce 13%
George Radanovich 21%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 20%

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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