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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 87%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 7%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 7%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 14%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 7%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 73%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 21%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 90%
George Brown, Jr. 93%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 60%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 53%
John Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 80%
Howard Coble 8%
Thomas Coburn 21%
Michael Collins 7%

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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