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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
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 21%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 26%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 29%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 54%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 26%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 4%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 96%
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%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Spencer Bachus 14%
Brian Baird 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
John Barrow 88%
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%
Tim Bishop 96%
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%
Bruce Braley 96%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 89%
Dave Camp 17%
John Campbell III 4%
Chris Cannon 8%
Eric Cantor 4%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 92%
Mike Castle 58%
Saxby Chambliss 11%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 4%
Thomas Coburn 17%
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%
John Dingell 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%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Gabrielle Giffords 96%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Phil Gingrey 4%
Charlie Gonzalez 96%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
Bart Gordon 96%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 16%
John Hall 96%
Ralph Hall 8%
Phil Hare 96%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 95%
Doc Hastings 9%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 96%
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%
Timothy Johnson 89%
Steve Kagen 96%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Jack Kingston 8%
Ron Klein 96%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
John Kuhl, Jr. 42%
Jon Kyl 0%

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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