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Special Interest Groups

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

2013 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
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 15%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 95%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 28%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 19%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 25%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 14%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 19%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 28%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 19%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 19%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 37%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 14%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 95%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 6%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 19%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 24%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 19%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 94%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 19%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 19%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 14%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 15%

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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