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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 85%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 36%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 97%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 97%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 97%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 97%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 31%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 23%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 12%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 97%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 81%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 24%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 12%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 9%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 96%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 93%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 5%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 99%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 97%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%

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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