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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
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 23%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 15%
Tom Lantos 92%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 8%
Jim Marshall 85%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 31%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 38%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 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%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Todd Platts 23%
Richard Pombo 8%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 23%
Ralph Regula 8%
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%

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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