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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
Gary Ackerman 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 21%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 21%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 64%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
Judy Biggert 21%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
Kit Bond 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 21%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 21%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 13%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 21%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 7%
Chris Cannon 14%
Eric Cantor 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 15%
Mike Castle 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
Ben Chandler III 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 21%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
Kent Conrad 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 79%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
Jerry Costello 93%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
Barbara Cubin 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
Thomas Davis III 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 13%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
Norm Dicks 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 21%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 21%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Terry Everett 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 21%
Russ Feingold 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 14%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 29%
Elton Gallegly 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 21%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
Bart Gordon 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 21%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
Robert Hayes 43%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 21%

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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