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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
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 21%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
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%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
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 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%
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%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
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, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 7%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 7%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 7%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
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%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 67%
Robert 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%

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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