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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2007 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Max Baucus 92%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 8%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 93%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 14%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Kit Bond 23%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
Dan Boren 79%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Nancy Boyda 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 21%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 92%
Chris Cannon 14%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 86%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Norm Coleman 46%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 93%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 93%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 14%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 36%
Bill Delahunt 93%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 69%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 23%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 93%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 79%
Bob Filner 100%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 93%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 86%
Tim Johnson 64%
Steve Kagen 93%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
Ric Keller 14%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Ron Klein 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
John Kuhl, Jr. 14%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
Tom Lantos 93%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 29%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 31%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 93%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 79%
Michael McNulty 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 79%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 57%
Deborah Pryce 21%
George Radanovich 7%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Richard Renzi 29%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 7%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 93%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 57%
Jean Schmidt 7%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 50%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 93%
Gordon Smith 38%
Olympia Snowe 69%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 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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