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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 4%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 1%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 84%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 12%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 3%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 2%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 99%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 2%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 6%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 2%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 2%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 99%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 2%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 6%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 11%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 6%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 99%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 6%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 4%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 99%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 3%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 9%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 4%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 37%

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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