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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 96%
John Adler 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 37%
Jason Altmire 95%
Rob Andrews 91%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Steve Austria 19%
Joe Baca, Sr. 98%
Brian Baird 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
John Boccieri 95%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Dan Boren 61%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
Bobby Bright 35%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 23%
Jim Bunning 12%
Roland Burris 94%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 79%
Eric Cantor 6%
Joseph Cao 60%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Russ Carnahan 98%
Christopher Carney 92%
Mike Castle 35%
Ben Chandler III 91%
Travis Childers 67%
Hillary Clinton 94%
Kent Conrad 87%
Jerry Costello 93%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
Artur Davis 89%
Geoff Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Bill Delahunt 97%
James DeMint 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 87%
Chris Dodd 92%
Byron Dorgan 91%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 90%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 19%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Russ Feingold 94%
Bob Filner 96%
Barney Frank 95%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Bart Gordon 83%
Judd Gregg 6%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
John Hall 98%
Debbie Halvorson 90%
Phil Hare 98%
Jane Harman 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 99%
Paul Hodes 97%
Pete Hoekstra 12%
Thomas Holden 92%
Kay Hutchison 24%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 9%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 99%
Tim Johnson 44%
Steve Kagen 97%
Paul Kanjorski 94%
Ted Kaufman 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Patrick Kennedy 98%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 98%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 67%
Larry Kissell 86%
Ron Klein 98%
Herb Kohl 84%
Suzanne Kosmas 86%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 62%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 3%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 97%
Chris Lee 25%
George LeMieux 67%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 84%
John Linder 4%
Dick Lugar 12%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Don Manzullo 8%
Betsy Markey 75%
Jim Marshall 75%
Melquiades Martinez 19%
Eric Massa 81%
Thaddeus McCotter 39%
John McHugh 52%
Michael McMahon 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 87%
Brad Miller 97%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 78%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 86%
Patrick Murphy 93%
Scott Murphy 85%
Jack Murtha 91%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 75%
Glenn Nye III 67%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Ron Paul 19%
Donald Payne 99%
Tom Perriello 94%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
George Radanovich 6%
Denny Rehberg 23%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 95%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 97%
Ken Salazar 0%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 3%
Heath Shuler 87%
Ike Skelton 74%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 87%
Hilda Solis 98%
Mark Souder 16%
Zack Space 95%
Arlen Specter 62%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Bart Stupak 97%
John Sullivan 11%
Betty Sutton 98%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
Gene Taylor 56%
Harry Teague 70%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 97%
George Voinovich 31%
Zach Wamp 13%
Diane Watson 96%
Mel Watt 98%
Jim Webb, Jr. 98%
Anthony Weiner 96%
Robert Wexler 98%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 96%
Lynn Woolsey 98%
David Wu 93%
Bill Young 18%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 97%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 99%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%

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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