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Special Interest Groups

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

2007 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 32%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 84%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 4%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 4%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 96%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 96%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 96%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 11%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 96%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 52%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 96%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 96%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 26%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 96%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 95%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 21%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 42%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 4%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 4%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 96%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%

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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