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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
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 16%
Bill Barrett 16%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 16%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
John Breaux 83%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 16%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 83%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 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%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 83%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 16%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 66%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 16%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 16%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 16%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 16%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 16%
Kenny Hulshof 16%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 16%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 83%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 16%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 83%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 16%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 16%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 33%

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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