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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 85%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 8%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 23%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 63%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
Brad Carson 77%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 13%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 62%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 85%
Jo Ann Davis 23%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
Thomas Davis III 15%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 69%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
Ernest Fletcher 15%
Mark Foley 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
Harold Ford, Jr. 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 8%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 85%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 31%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 46%
Melissa Hart 15%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 23%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 77%
David Lee Hobson 8%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%

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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