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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 69%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 69%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 69%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 69%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 69%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 23%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 62%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 54%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 69%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 69%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 69%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 54%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 69%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 54%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 62%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 44%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 62%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 69%
Neil Abercrombie 69%

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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