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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 85%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 71%
Bob Barr, Jr. 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 16%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 71%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 28%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 28%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 14%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
Dan Burton 16%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 85%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 16%
Thomas Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
Julia Carson 85%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 28%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 85%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 57%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 28%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 25%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 85%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 85%
Chris Dodd 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 42%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 28%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 14%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%

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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