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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 29%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 21%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 43%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 36%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 36%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 58%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 31%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 21%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 21%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 29%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 43%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 73%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 79%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 23%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 79%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 43%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 79%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 64%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Wayne Allard 17%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 21%
Richard Armey 21%
John Ashcroft 17%
Henry Scott Baesler 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Cass Ballenger 23%
James Barcia 86%
Bob Barr, Jr. 21%
Bill Barrett 43%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Charlie Bass 21%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Max Baucus 67%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 93%
Douglas Bereuter 46%
Howard Berman 77%
Marion Berry 86%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 64%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 14%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Sonny Bono 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
John Breaux 42%
George Brown, Jr. 85%
Richard Bryan 50%

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.

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