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Special Interest Groups

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

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 12%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 9%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 12%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 82%
Evan Bayh 91%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 91%
Judy Biggert 12%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 12%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 18%
Kent Conrad 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 75%
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 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 12%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
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 12%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 18%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 12%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 12%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
Michael Ferguson 12%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 12%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 12%
William Frist 9%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
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 9%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 12%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%

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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