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Special Interest Groups

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

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
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%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
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 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 36%
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 100%
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 92%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 14%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
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 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 36%
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 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 71%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 91%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 71%
Bill Brewster 25%
Glen Browder 64%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 71%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 8%
Mike Castle 8%
John Chafee 29%
Jim Chapman 83%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 9%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 83%
William Clinger 0%
William Cohen 17%

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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