Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 93%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 14%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 7%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 73%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 21%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
John Breaux 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 93%
George Brown, Jr. 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 60%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 7%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 92%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 53%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 40%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 80%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
Michael Collins 7%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 13%
John Cooksey 8%
Jerry Costello 87%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 13%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 21%
Barbara Cubin 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 62%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 92%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
Jennifer Dunn 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 7%
Thomas Ewing 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 15%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 43%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 7%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 7%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 73%
Slade Gorton 20%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
J. Dennis Hastert 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 7%
Jesse Helms 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 31%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 73%
Ernest Hollings 78%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
Christopher John 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
Nancy Johnson 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 90%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 87%
OH Governor John Kasich R 7%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 87%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
Ronald Klink 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 27%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 79%
Ray LaHood 27%
Nicholas Lampson 87%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
Tom Lantos 93%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 47%
James Leach 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 93%
Jerry Lewis 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 90%
John Linder 7%
William Lipinski 64%
Robert Livingston 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 27%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 7%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 87%
Connie Mack 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 93%
James Maloney 73%
Don Manzullo 7%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 73%
Karen McCarthy 86%
Bill McCollum 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 10%
James McCrery III 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 27%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 53%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 7%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 93%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
Jack Metcalf 27%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Dan Miller 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
John Moakley 92%
Alan Mollohan 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
Constance Morella 73%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 87%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 7%
Robert William Ney 27%
Don Nickles 10%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 14%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 13%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 73%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 80%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
John Edward Porter 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
James Ramstad 27%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
Ralph Regula 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Bob Riley 7%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 87%
Charles Robb 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 67%
James Rogan 7%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 93%
Marge Roukema 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 87%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 73%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 20%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 93%
Jim Saxton 31%
Joe Scarborough 7%
Robert Schaffer 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 73%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 27%
E.G. Shuster 14%
Norman Sisisky 87%
Joseph Skeen 7%
Ike Skelton 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Nick Smith 20%
Bob Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 87%
Mark Souder 7%
Arlen Specter 86%
Floyd Spence 7%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Charles Stenholm 47%
Ted Stevens 40%
Ted Strickland 93%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Sununu 7%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 62%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 29%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 27%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 10%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Karen Thurman 87%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
James Turner 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 7%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 93%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 87%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 7%
Heather Wilson 44%
Bob Wise, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 13%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
Albert Wynn 93%
Bill Young 7%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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