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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 19%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Steve Austria 19%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Brian Baird 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
John Barrow 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 90%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 11%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 76%
Judy Biggert 29%
Brian Bilbray 19%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 5%
Kit Bond 39%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 35%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Jim Bunning 11%
Roland Burris 94%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 24%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 15%
John Campbell III 15%
Eric Cantor 5%
Joseph Cao 60%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 86%
Mike Castle 62%
Saxby Chambliss 17%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 62%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 11%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 95%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
Artur Davis 86%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 76%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 12%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 94%
Byron Dorgan 94%
David Dreier 10%
Steve Driehaus 90%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Brad Ellsworth 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 89%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gerlach 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 90%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 86%
Judd Gregg 25%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
Kay Hagan 94%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 14%
Debbie Halvorson 90%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 72%
Baron Hill 76%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 86%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 25%
Timothy Johnson 89%
Tim Johnson 33%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ted Kaufman 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 15%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 67%
Larry Kissell 86%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 86%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 62%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
Jon Kyl 6%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Latham 14%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
Chris Lee 25%
George LeMieux 67%
Carl Levin 94%
Jerry Lewis 19%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 94%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 10%
Betsy Markey 75%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Eric Massa 81%
Jim Matheson 67%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
John McHugh 64%
Mike McIntyre 76%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McMahon 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 13%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 95%
Scott Murphy 85%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 78%
Glenn Nye III 67%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Bill Owens 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 94%
Tom Petri 24%
Todd Platts 43%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Mark Pryor 94%
Adam Putnam 14%
George Radanovich 11%
Nick Rahall II 95%
Denny Rehberg 24%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 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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