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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
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 77%
James Ramstad 23%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 8%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 8%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 77%
Ken Salazar 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
Jean Schmidt 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 92%
John Schwarz 8%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Donald Sherwood 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
Ike Skelton 69%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
Gordon Smith 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 77%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 8%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
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%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 8%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 8%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 62%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 17%
George Voinovich 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
James Walsh 8%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 15%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 15%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 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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