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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 5%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 5%
Richard Armey 5%
John Ashcroft 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 95%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 11%
Max Baucus 90%
Anthony Beilenson 95%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 89%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Michael Bilirakis 015%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
Peter Blute 37%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 100%
Bill Bradley 95%
John Breaux 80%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 97%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Ben Campbell 47%
Thomas Campbell 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 15%
Mike Castle 15%
John Chafee 25%
Jim Chapman 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 5%
Dick Chrysler 5%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 95%
William Clinger 11%
William Cohen 22%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 90%
Wes Cooley 015%
Jerry Costello 95%
Paul Coverdell 5%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 10%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Alfonse D'Amato 35%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
E. Kika de la Garza 94%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Robert Dornan 5%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 15%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 5%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 5%
Harris Fawell 10%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 35%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 15%
Michael Patrick Forbes 37%
Harold Ford, Sr. 94%
Wendell Ford 85%
Tillie Fowler 6%
Jon David Fox 35%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 25%
Robert Franks 30%
Dan Frisa 37%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 100%
David Funderburk 5%
Elizabeth Furse 95%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 10%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 25%
Sam Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 58%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 5%
Rodney Grams 10%
Enid Greene 5%
James Greenwood 21%
Judd Gregg 5%
Steven Gunderson 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 85%
Melton Hancock 5%
James Hansen 10%
Jane Harman 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
Mark Hatfield 40%
James Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 17%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Martin Hoke 21%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 79%
Stephen Horn 32%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 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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