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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
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 8%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 8%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 31%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 31%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 8%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 23%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 8%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
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%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
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%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 15%
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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