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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 8%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 54%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
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 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 15%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 69%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 77%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 69%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Chris Cannon 8%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 15%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 92%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 69%
Barbara Cubin 15%
Artur Davis 77%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 92%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 69%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 92%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 8%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Barney Frank 92%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 69%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
Bart Gordon 77%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 23%
Jane Harman 54%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 69%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 31%
Tim Johnson 38%

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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