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Special Interest Groups

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

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Max Baucus 58%
Evan Bayh 92%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 10%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 70%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 10%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
Chris Dodd 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 10%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
Bart Gordon 70%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 90%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 89%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 83%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 11%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 44%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 10%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 30%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 10%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 30%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 42%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Thomas William Osborne 10%
Doug Ose 10%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 10%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 10%
Jack Quinn 38%

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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