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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%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 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%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 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%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Rick Boucher 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Chet Edwards 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 92%
Robert Matsui 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
Dave Obey 92%
Major Owens 92%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
Pete Stark 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 92%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
James Turner 92%
Diane Watson 92%
Robert Wexler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Robert Byrd 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
Thomas Daschle 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Daniel Inouye 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 88%
Herb Kohl 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
James Davis 85%
Norm Dicks 85%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Bart Gordon 85%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
William Lipinski 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 85%
Dennis Moore 85%
Donald Payne 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 85%
Ike Skelton 85%
Vic Snyder 85%
Ed Towns 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Brad Carson 77%

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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