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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
George Brown, Jr. 93%
William Coyne 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
Tom Lantos 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
Robert Matsui 93%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
Martin Meehan 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
Steve Rothman 93%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
Ted Strickland 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
Bob Wise, Jr. 93%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Albert Wynn 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
Eva Clayton 92%
Norm Dicks 92%
Julian Dixon 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
John Moakley 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
William Jefferson 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
John Breaux 90%
Richard Bryan 90%
Robert Byrd 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Daniel Graham 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Bob Kerrey 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Paul Wellstone 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Jerry Costello 87%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
Nicholas Lampson 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
William Luther 87%
Jack Murtha 87%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 87%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
Norman Sisisky 87%
Vic Snyder 87%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
Karen Thurman 87%
Bob Weygand 87%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Arlen Specter 86%
Rob Andrews 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
Robert Clement 80%
James Davis 80%
Calvin Dooley 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Ronald Klink 80%
Frank Mascara 80%
David Minge 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
Owen Pickett 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
Charles Robb 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%

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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