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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 82%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 9%
Max Baucus 92%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 18%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 91%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
John Breaux 58%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 9%
Ben Campbell 18%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 18%
Eva Clayton 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 73%
Michael Collins 18%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 64%
Kent Conrad 91%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 73%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 91%
James Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 9%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 27%
Norm Dicks 91%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 92%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 9%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
Philip English 18%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 9%
Harold Ford, Jr. 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 91%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 20%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 27%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 56%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 9%
Bart Gordon 73%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 92%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 82%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 18%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 9%
Jesse Helms 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 91%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 9%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 91%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 22%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Henry Hyde 27%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 82%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 36%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 91%
Sue Kelly 9%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 82%
Ray LaHood 9%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
Tom Lantos 91%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 9%
James Leach 9%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 73%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Dick Lugar 8%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 64%
Don Manzullo 9%
Frank Mascara 82%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 91%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 91%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 82%
John Moakley 91%
Alan Mollohan 82%
Dennis Moore 73%
Constance Morella 45%

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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