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Special Interest Groups

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

2012 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 9%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 89%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 91%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 94%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 19%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 38%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 14%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 19%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 18%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
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 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 90%

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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