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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Jason Altmire 92%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 8%
Brian Baird 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 92%
Bob Bennett 23%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 15%
Brian Bilbray 15%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
John Boccieri 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 54%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
Bobby Bright 23%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 15%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 15%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 54%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 15%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Joseph Cao 46%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
Mike Castle 46%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Travis Childers 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 23%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 92%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 15%
Steve Driehaus 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 23%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 92%
Elton Gallegly 8%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 23%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 85%

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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