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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado AFL-CIO

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 29%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 25%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 25%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 75%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 27 David Balmer Republican 44%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 100%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 100%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 25%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 43%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 100%
Bob Bacon 100%
Debbie Benefield 100%
William Berens 63%
Alice Borodkin 89%
Betty Boyd 100%
Greg Brophy 29%
Bernie Buescher 63%
Dorothy Butcher 100%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Lauri Clapp 25%
Mark Alan Cloer 63%
Fran Coleman 100%
Bill Crane 38%
Kathleen Curry 83%
Richard Decker 25%
F. Jim Dyer 14%
Lewis Entz 43%
John Evans 33%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 88%
Michael Garcia 88%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 100%
Gwyn Green 88%
Peter Groff 100%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 100%
Dale Hall 38%
Ted Harvey 25%
Lynn Christian Hefley 14%
Diane Hoppe 13%
James Isgar 100%
Ed Jones 43%
Joel Judd 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
James Kerr 38%
Kenneth Kester 43%
Matthew Knoedler 33%
Mark Larson 38%
Gary Lindstrom 100%
Larry Liston 33%
Alice Madden 100%
Rosemary Marshall 78%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 38%
Michael May 13%
Ronny May 29%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 33%
Andrew McElhany 29%
Anne McGihon 86%
Wes McKinley 88%
Shawn Mitchell 43%
David Owen 29%
Angie Paccione 100%
Joshua Penry 33%
Tom Plant 100%
John Pommer 100%
Ann Ragsdale 100%
James Riesberg 88%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
Raymond Rose 25%
David Schultheis 25%
Brandon Shaffer 100%
Judy Solano 100%
John Soper 100%
Nancy Spence 29%
Debbie Stafford 25%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 13%
James Sullivan 14%
Stephanie Takis 100%
Abel Tapia 100%
Jack Taylor 14%
Ronald Teck 43%
Lois Tochtrop 100%
Kathleen Traylor 43%
Ron Tupa 100%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Valentin Vigil 100%
Paul Weissmann 100%
James Welker 11%
Albert White 38%
Tom Wiens 29%
Suzanne Williams 100%
Sue Windels 100%
Robert Witwer 63%

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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