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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
Gary Ackerman 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 38%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 69%
Rob Andrews 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Brian Baird 62%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 8%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Julia Carson 62%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 8%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 69%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 23%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 62%
James Davis 62%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 77%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 62%
Chris Dodd 89%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 54%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 69%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 77%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 54%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 69%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 46%
Mark Green 8%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Jane Harman 54%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 69%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 62%
Darlene Hooley 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 8%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 77%
William Jefferson 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 15%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 54%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 8%
Tom Lantos 69%
Steve LaTourette 8%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 15%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 15%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 23%
Michael McNulty 77%
Martin Meehan 69%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 62%
Brad Miller 69%
Alan Mollohan 62%
Dennis Moore 54%
Jack Murtha 46%
Marilyn Musgrave 8%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 56%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 69%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 69%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 77%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 77%
John Peterson 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 8%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 54%
Jim Ryun 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 77%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
John Shadegg 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%

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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