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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
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 20%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
Linc Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 22%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 90%
Howard Coble 22%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
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%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 18%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 40%
Tony Hall 90%
James Hansen 10%
Tom Harkin 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 30%
Jesse Helms 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 90%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 18%
Kay Hutchison 18%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 70%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 72%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 81%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Steven Kuykendall 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Mary Landrieu 72%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 20%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 10%
Carl Levin 90%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 9%
Ken Lucas 60%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 9%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 88%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 10%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 33%
David McIntosh 11%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 10%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 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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