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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
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
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%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 15%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 97%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 31%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 12%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 81%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 24%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 97%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 97%
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%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 97%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 12%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 99%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
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%
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. 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. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
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%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff 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%
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%
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. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
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. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17%
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. 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. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 96%
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. 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. 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. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 96%
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. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65%

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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