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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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Harold Ford, Sr. 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Sam Gibbons 100%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Harry Johnston 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Clay Pell 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Pete Peterson 100%
David Pryor 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Pat Schroeder 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
David Skaggs 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Michael Ward 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Pat Williams 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Rob Andrews 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
Rick Boucher 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
Barney Frank 92%
Jonas Frost III 92%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
William Luther 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 92%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 92%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
Frank Tejeda 92%
Ray Thornton 92%
Karen Thurman 92%
Robert Torricelli 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Albert Wynn 92%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Tom Bevill 91%
Jerry Costello 91%
Norm Dicks 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Bill Richardson 90%
Louis Stokes 90%
Gerry Studds 90%
Robert Byrd 86%
Kent Conrad 86%
Byron Dorgan 86%
Jim Exon 86%
Russ Feingold 86%
Wendell Ford 86%
Daniel Graham 86%
J. Bennett Johnston 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Carol Moseley Braun 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
Paul Simon 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Jim Chapman 83%
Robert Clement 83%
Victor Fazio 83%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
William Lipinski 83%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
Timothy Roemer 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Charles Rose III 82%
Tony Hall 78%
Charles Wilson 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%

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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