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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 14%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 88%
Jerry Costello 86%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 14%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 14%
John Ensign 13%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 14%
Bob Filner 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 14%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 29%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 14%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 14%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 29%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 38%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 14%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 14%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 29%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 14%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Jim Saxton 14%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 20%
Ike Skelton 86%
Gordon Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Ted Stevens 13%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 71%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 29%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 25%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 14%
Robert Wexler 100%

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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