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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
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%
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%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 60%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 7%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 53%
John Chafee 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 80%
Michael Collins 7%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 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%
Barbara Cubin 7%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 62%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 92%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 7%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 7%
Thomas Ewing 7%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 73%
Slade Gorton 20%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 7%
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%
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%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
Christopher John 55%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 90%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
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%
Tom Lantos 93%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 47%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 90%
John Linder 7%
William Lipinski 64%
Robert Livingston 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 87%
Connie Mack 20%
James Maloney 73%

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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