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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 63%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
Richard Bryan 81%
Ed Bryant 10%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 27%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
Chris Cannon 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 22%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
Michael Collins 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 20%
John Cooksey 22%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
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%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 36%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 18%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%

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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