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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
John Adler 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 36%
Rodney Alexander 22%
Jason Altmire 89%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 89%
Steve Austria 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Max Baucus 91%
Evan Bayh 82%
Melissa Bean 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 88%
Judy Biggert 22%
Brian Bilbray 22%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
John Boccieri 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 86%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 89%
Bobby Bright 33%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 11%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Joseph Cao 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 44%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 22%
Mike Castle 56%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 11%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
Ben Chandler III 89%
Travis Childers 67%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu 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%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 78%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 18%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 89%
Byron Dorgan 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 11%
Steve Driehaus 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 22%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 89%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 13%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 44%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 20%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 44%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva 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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