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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
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Todd Akin 1%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Jason Altmire 94%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 8%
Brian Baird 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 91%
Melissa Bean 74%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 96%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 89%
Joe Biden, Jr. 86%
Judy Biggert 7%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 2%
Kit Bond 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Dan Boren 61%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 89%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 6%
Barbara Boxer 98%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
Bruce Braley 94%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 1%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 86%
Dave Camp 7%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 1%
Lois Capps 94%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 94%
Mike Castle 23%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 98%
Howard Coble 7%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 87%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 3%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Artur Davis 96%
David Davis 6%
Geoff Davis 12%
Lincoln Davis 78%
Bill Delahunt 98%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 26%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 94%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 93%
David Dreier 3%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 7%
Brad Ellsworth 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 3%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Sam Farr 98%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 98%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 99%
Randy Forbes 6%
Barney Frank 97%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Scott Garrett 2%
Jim Gerlach 27%
Gabrielle Giffords 89%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 79%
Judd Gregg 4%
Charles Hagel 7%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 21%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 93%
Jane Harman 92%
Doc Hastings 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 84%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 94%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 91%
Rush Holt, Jr. 96%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Steve Israel 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 32%
Timothy Johnson 93%
Steve Kagen 94%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 94%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 2%
Mark Kirk 18%
Ron Klein 94%
John Kline 4%
Herb Kohl 87%
Dennis Kucinich 97%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 21%
Mary Landrieu 84%
Tom Latham 6%
Steve LaTourette 28%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 94%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 84%
Blanche Lincoln 81%
John Linder 1%
Dick Lugar 12%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 3%
Jim Marshall 65%
Melquiades Martinez 3%
Jim Matheson 74%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
Jim McDermott 97%
John McHugh 33%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 2%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 88%
John Mica 4%
Mike Michaud 98%
Barbara Mikulski 97%
Candice Miller 22%
Gary Miller 1%
George Miller 96%
Jeff Miller 5%
Brad Miller 98%
Harry Mitchell 89%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Dennis Moore 91%
Jim Moran, Jr. 86%
Patrick Murphy 89%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 3%
Ben Nelson 66%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 100%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 94%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Ed Pastor 97%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 99%
Tom Petri 15%
Joe Pitts 2%
Todd Platts 21%
Earl Pomeroy 91%
Mark Pryor 92%
Adam Putnam 1%
George Radanovich 2%
Nick Rahall II 90%
Charlie Rangel 97%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Harry Reid 89%
Silvestre Reyes 98%
Laura Richardson 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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