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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
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Jack Murtha 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 58%
Robert William Ney 15%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 69%
Thomas William Osborne 8%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 8%
Ed Pastor 92%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 8%
Tom Petri 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Todd Platts 23%
Richard Pombo 8%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Mark Pryor 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 23%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 77%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 77%
Ken Salazar 75%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 92%
John Schwarz 8%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 8%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
Ike Skelton 69%
Gordon Smith 8%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 77%
Mike Sodrel 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 8%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 23%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 92%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 8%
John Sweeney 23%
James Talent 8%
Tom Tancredo 15%
John Tanner 77%
Ellen Tauscher 92%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 62%
Lee Terry 8%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 15%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 62%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 8%
James Walsh 8%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 92%
Henry Waxman 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 15%
Frank Wolf 15%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 92%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
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 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%

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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