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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
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 14%
Rodney Alexander 21%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 21%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 20%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 21%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 14%
Kit Bond 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 13%
Dan Burton 21%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 14%
John Campbell III 7%
Chris Cannon 14%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 36%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Hillary Clinton 93%
Howard Coble 15%
Thomas Coburn 27%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 79%
Barbara Cubin 15%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 93%
James DeMint 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Norm Dicks 93%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 93%
Thelma Drake 21%
David Dreier 14%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Terry Everett 14%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 21%
Russ Feingold 93%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Jim Gerlach 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Phil Gingrey 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
Bart Gordon 79%
Judd Gregg 7%
Charles Hagel 13%
Ralph Hall 21%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 7%
Robert Hayes 43%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 21%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 93%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 7%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 85%
Bobby Jindal 21%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 87%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 87%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 43%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 36%
Mary Landrieu 73%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 21%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 21%
Ron Lewis 29%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 8%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 20%
Dan Lungren 21%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 7%
Jim Matheson 57%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 14%
John McHugh 57%
Mike McIntyre 79%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 92%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 92%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 47%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ed Pastor 93%
Ron Paul 31%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Tom Petri 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 36%
Deborah Pryce 36%
Mark Pryor 73%
Adam Putnam 7%
George Radanovich 7%
Nick Rahall II 93%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Richard Renzi 36%

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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