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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
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%
Heather Wilson 43%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 14%

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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