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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor 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%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Kent Conrad 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
Max Baucus 78%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
Bill Delahunt 77%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
Bob Filner 77%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 77%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 77%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
Michael McNulty 77%
Dave Obey 77%
Major Owens 77%
Donald Payne 77%
Martin Olav Sabo 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 69%
Thomas Allen 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 69%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 69%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
Jerry Costello 69%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 69%
Lane Evans 69%
Barney Frank 69%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 69%
Maurice Hinchey 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 69%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 69%
Tom Lantos 69%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 69%
Martin Meehan 69%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 69%
Brad Miller 69%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 69%
Jim Oberstar 69%
John Olver 69%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 69%
Mike Ross 69%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 69%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 69%
Hilda Solis 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 69%
Pete Stark 69%
Bart Stupak 69%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 69%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
Mel Watt 69%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 69%
Anthony Weiner 69%
Robert Wexler 69%
Joe Lieberman 67%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 62%
Rob Andrews 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Brian Baird 62%
Shelley Berkley 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 62%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Julia Carson 62%
Edward Case 62%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
Artur Davis 62%
James Davis 62%
Norm Dicks 62%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 62%
Bob Etheridge 62%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
Thomas Holden 62%
Darlene Hooley 62%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
William Jefferson 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 62%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 62%
Alan Mollohan 62%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 62%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 62%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Ike Skelton 62%
Ted Strickland 62%
Ellen Tauscher 62%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
Diane Watson 62%
Albert Wynn 62%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
Ben Nelson 56%
Olympia Snowe 56%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 54%
Chet Edwards 54%
Harold Ford, Jr. 54%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 54%
Jane Harman 54%
Dennis Kucinich 54%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 54%
Jim Marshall 54%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 54%

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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