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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 89%
Evan Bayh 78%
Melissa Bean 71%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Judy Biggert 14%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Dan Boren 71%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 14%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 57%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 14%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 14%
Brad Ellsworth 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 11%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
Baron Hill 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 29%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 50%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 11%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
John McHugh 57%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 86%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 86%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 89%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
Todd Platts 57%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
George Radanovich 14%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 89%
William Sali 0%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 86%
Ike Skelton 100%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Ted Stevens 25%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 29%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 86%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 22%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 43%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 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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