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Special Interest Groups

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

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 11%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 88%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 13%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 63%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 44%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 88%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 56%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 44%
Ed Bryant 13%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 25%
Dave Camp 25%
Ben Campbell 11%
Thomas Campbell 13%
Chris Cannon 29%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 22%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Jon Lynn Christensen 13%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 88%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 63%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 14%
Michael Collins 25%

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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