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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
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 27%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 4%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 81%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 42%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 27%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 6%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 4%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Sandy Adams 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Jason Altmire 92%
Rob Andrews 100%
Steve Austria 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Charlie Bass 12%
Max Baucus 94%
Rick Berg 4%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 96%
Judy Biggert 8%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Michael Bilirakis 4%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 69%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Scott Brown 25%
Ann Marie Buerkle 4%
Dan Burton 0%
Thomas Campbell 8%
Francisco Canseco 4%
Eric Cantor 0%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Kent Conrad 88%
Jerry Costello 92%
Chip Cravaack 12%
Mark Critz 100%
Geoff Davis 12%
James DeMint 19%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 27%
Norm Dicks 96%
Robert Dold 4%
David Dreier 8%
Bill Emerson 42%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Filner 73%
Barney Frank 96%
Elton Gallegly 4%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Henry Gonzalez 96%
Frank Guinta 0%
Jane Harman 20%
Nan Hayworth 4%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Maurice Hinchey 85%
Kathy Hochul 93%
Thomas Holden 92%
Kay Hutchison 6%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Tim Johnson 27%
Walter Jones, Sr. 50%
Larry Kissell 92%
Herb Kohl 88%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
Jon Kyl 13%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 0%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 75%
William Lipinski 96%
Dick Lugar 6%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 4%
Don Manzullo 4%
Robert Matsui 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 23%
Brad Miller 100%
Frank Murkowski 25%
Austin Murphy 35%
Sue Myrick 4%
Ben Nelson 69%
John Olver 85%
Major Owens 92%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 96%
Todd Platts 31%
David Pryor 81%
Ben Quayle 0%
Denny Rehberg 12%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 15%
Mike Ross 73%
Steve Rothman 100%
Bobby Schilling 15%
Jean Schmidt 12%
Heath Shuler 85%
E.G. Shuster 8%
Linda Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Pete Stark 77%
Cliff Stearns 4%
John Sullivan 12%
Betty Sutton 100%
Ed Towns 92%
Bob Turner 0%
Joe Walsh 12%
Mel Watt 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 94%
Anthony Weiner 54%
Allen West 4%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 8%

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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