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Special Interest Groups

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

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 16%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 100%
Bill Barrett 16%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 16%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 16%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
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%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 16%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 16%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 83%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 83%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 66%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 16%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 16%
Michael Patrick Forbes 66%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 16%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 16%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 16%
William Goodling 16%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 16%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 16%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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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