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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
Denny Rehberg 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 77%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Ken Salazar 75%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
Jean Schmidt 0%
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%
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%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 15%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Ed Towns 62%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
George Voinovich 8%
James Walsh 8%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 15%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 92%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 92%
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%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
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%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
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%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. 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 Gutierrez Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
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%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
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. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
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%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
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%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 77%
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%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV 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%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%

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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