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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 4%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 8%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 4%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 6%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 19%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 8%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 8%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 94%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 6%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 4%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 96%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 4%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 96%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 9%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 31%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 19%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 4%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 88%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 31%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 4%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 94%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 13%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 4%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 85%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 23%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 4%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 73%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 4%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 35%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 81%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%

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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