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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
Gary Ackerman 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 96%
Jason Altmire 96%
Rob Andrews 96%
Michael Arcuri 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 96%
Brian Baird 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Max Baucus 89%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 16%
Shelley Berkley 96%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 96%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Kit Bond 21%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Dan Boren 59%
Leonard Boswell 96%
Rick Boucher 96%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
Nancy Boyda 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 89%
Chris Cannon 8%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 92%
Mike Castle 58%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 58%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 96%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 88%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Artur Davis 96%
David Davis 13%
Geoff Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 96%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 96%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Norm Dicks 96%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
John Doolittle 4%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Thelma Drake 8%
David Dreier 4%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Brad Ellsworth 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 71%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 5%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Terry Everett 18%
Tom Feeney 4%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 79%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 57%
Barney Frank 96%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Gabrielle Giffords 96%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Charlie Gonzalez 96%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
Bart Gordon 96%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 96%
Phil Hare 96%
Jane Harman 95%
Robert Hayes 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 96%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
David Lee Hobson 35%
Paul Hodes 96%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 96%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 96%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 68%
Steve Kagen 96%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Ron Klein 96%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
John Kuhl, Jr. 42%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 65%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 84%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
John Linder 4%
Dick Lugar 32%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Tim Mahoney 83%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 76%
Melquiades Martinez 16%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 8%
John McHugh 74%
Michael McNulty 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 96%
Brad Miller 96%
Harry Mitchell 83%
Alan Mollohan 96%
Dennis Moore 96%
Patrick Murphy 92%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 4%
Sue Myrick 4%
Ben Nelson 95%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 96%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 96%
Ron Paul 21%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22%
Todd Platts 42%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 29%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 54%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 46%
Silvestre Reyes 96%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 96%
Mike Ross 96%
Steve Rothman 96%
Ken Salazar 84%
William Sali 4%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 17%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96%
John Shadegg 4%
Christopher Shays 82%
Heath Shuler 88%
Ike Skelton 96%
Gordon Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 68%
Vic Snyder 96%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 17%
Zack Space 96%
Arlen Specter 68%
John Spratt, Jr. 96%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Ted Stevens 33%
Bart Stupak 96%
John Sullivan 13%
John Sununu 22%
Betty Sutton 96%
Tom Tancredo 6%

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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