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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
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 8%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 23%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
John Breaux 63%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 88%
Ben Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 77%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 8%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 62%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 88%
James Davis 85%
Jo Ann Davis 23%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 69%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 13%
Ernest Fletcher 15%
Mark Foley 8%
Harold Ford, Jr. 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 8%
Barney Frank 100%
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%
Bart Gordon 85%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Jane Harman 46%
Melissa Hart 15%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 23%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 31%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 8%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 23%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 8%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 77%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 69%
Nancy Johnson 23%
Tim Johnson 8%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 8%
Sue Kelly 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 88%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 92%
Steve LaTourette 23%
James Leach 15%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 23%
Dick Lugar 13%
Don Manzullo 8%
Robert Matsui 92%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 23%
Scott McInnis 8%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 69%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 85%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 8%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 15%
Major Owens 92%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 8%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 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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