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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
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Jason Altmire 92%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 8%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 31%
Brian Baird 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 23%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 15%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 54%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 15%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
Bruce Braley 92%
Bobby Bright 23%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 54%
Dave Camp 15%
John Campbell III 15%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 46%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Travis Childers 69%
Howard Coble 15%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Ander Crenshaw 8%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 92%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 15%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 23%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
John Ensign 8%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Sam Farr 92%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 8%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Scott Garrett 8%
Jim Gerlach 23%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Phil Gingrey 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 85%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 8%
Debbie Halvorson 85%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 92%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 85%
Paul Hodes 92%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 85%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
Mike Johanns 8%
Tim Johnson 23%
Timothy Johnson 92%
Steve Kagen 85%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ted Kaufman 92%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 15%
Mark Kirk 23%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Ann Kirkpatrick 77%
Larry Kissell 85%
Ron Klein 92%
John Kline 8%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 85%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 69%
Dennis Kucinich 77%
Jon Kyl 8%
Mary Landrieu 92%
Tom Latham 15%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 23%
George LeMieux 67%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 46%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 8%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 15%
Betsy Markey 62%
Jim Marshall 69%
Eric Massa 77%
Jim Matheson 69%
Carolyn McCarthy 85%
Thaddeus McCotter 23%
Jim McDermott 100%
Mike McIntyre 77%
Buck McKeon 15%
Michael McMahon 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 69%
John Mica 8%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 92%
Candice Miller 23%
Gary Miller 18%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 62%
Harry Mitchell 69%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 92%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 92%
Scott Murphy 57%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 69%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Glenn Nye III 69%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 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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