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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
Michael Arcuri 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop 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%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
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%
Travis Childers 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 99%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 99%
Bob Filner 99%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 99%
Donald Payne 99%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 99%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 99%
Ciro Rodriguez 99%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 99%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 99%
Ed Towns 99%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 99%
Anthony Weiner 99%
Robert Wexler 99%
Lynn Woolsey 99%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 98%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
Hillary Clinton 98%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
Bill Delahunt 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 98%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 98%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 98%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 98%
Brad Miller 98%
John Olver 98%
Silvestre Reyes 98%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
Mel Watt 98%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
Barney Frank 97%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 97%
Dennis Kucinich 97%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 97%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 97%
Steve Rothman 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 97%
Pete Stark 97%
Diane Watson 97%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Brian Baird 96%
Shelley Berkley 96%
Howard Berman 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
Artur Davis 96%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 96%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
Jim Oberstar 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
Bart Stupak 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
David Wu 95%
Jason Altmire 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 94%
Christopher Carney 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 94%
Steve Kagen 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 94%
Ron Klein 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
Dave Obey 94%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 94%
Ken Salazar 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
Zack Space 94%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
Byron Dorgan 93%
Russ Feingold 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
Daniel Inouye 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 93%

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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