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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
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
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%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 78%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 78%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
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%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 38%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 75%
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 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%
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%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall 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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 13%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 13%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 63%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 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%
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%

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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