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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
William Luther 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Max Baucus 92%
Chris Dodd 92%
Byron Dorgan 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
John Edwards 92%
Russ Feingold 92%
Daniel Graham 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
Paul Wellstone 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Thomas Allen 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Rick Boucher 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Eva Clayton 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
Thomas Daschle 91%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Norm Dicks 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
Jonas Frost III 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 91%
Baron Hill 91%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 91%
Thomas Holden 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
Paul Kanjorski 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
John Moakley 91%
Jack Murtha 91%
Jim Oberstar 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
Earl Pomeroy 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
Silvestre Reyes 91%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 91%
Vic Snyder 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
Karen Thurman 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Gary Ackerman 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Julia Carson 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Julian Dixon 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
Robert Matsui 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
Rob Andrews 82%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
James Davis 82%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
Chet Edwards 82%
Harold Ford, Jr. 82%
Tony Hall 82%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
William Jefferson 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
John LaFalce 82%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
Frank Mascara 82%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 82%
Alan Mollohan 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 82%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Michael McNulty 78%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 78%
Evan Bayh 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
Brian Baird 73%
Shelley Berkley 73%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 73%

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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