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Special Interest Groups

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

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 13%
George Allen 13%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 13%
Douglas Bereuter 11%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
John Breaux 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 38%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Brad Carson 75%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
Michael Collins 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 78%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 89%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 88%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 67%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 13%
Robert Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 78%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 89%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 88%

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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