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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
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%
Brian Baird 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 91%
Melissa Bean 74%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 96%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 7%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Kit Bond 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Dan Boren 61%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 1%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 86%
Eric Cantor 1%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 94%
Mike Castle 23%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 98%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 87%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 3%
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%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 93%
David Dreier 3%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 7%
Brad Ellsworth 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 3%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 99%
Barney Frank 97%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Gabrielle Giffords 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 79%
Judd Gregg 4%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 84%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 91%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 32%
Steve Kagen 94%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 94%
Herb Kohl 87%
Dennis Kucinich 97%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 21%
Steve LaTourette 28%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
John McHugh 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 88%
Brad Miller 98%
Harry Mitchell 89%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Dennis Moore 91%
Patrick Murphy 89%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 3%
Ben Nelson 66%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 94%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 99%
Todd Platts 21%
Earl Pomeroy 91%
George Radanovich 2%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Silvestre Reyes 98%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 99%
Mike Ross 93%
Steve Rothman 97%
Ken Salazar 94%
William Sali 0%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 6%
Heath Shuler 83%
Ike Skelton 66%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 92%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 7%
Zack Space 94%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 84%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Ted Stevens 22%
Bart Stupak 95%
John Sullivan 7%
John Sununu 7%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 6%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 87%
Gene Taylor 47%
Todd Tiahrt 6%
Ed Towns 99%
George Voinovich 19%
Zach Wamp 6%
Diane Watson 97%
Mel Watt 98%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 99%
Robert Wexler 99%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 99%
David Wu 95%
Bill Young 16%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 98%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 94%
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 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
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 90%
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 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II 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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