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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
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 27%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 72%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 12%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 81%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
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 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 27%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 60%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 9%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%

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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