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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
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 90%
Constance Morella 60%
Patrick Moynihan 81%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 90%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Doug Ose 10%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 10%
John Peterson 16%
Tom Petri 20%
David Phelps 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 80%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 20%
Deborah Pryce 11%
Jack Quinn 66%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 90%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 10%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 10%
Bob Riley 10%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 81%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 90%
James Rogan 10%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 30%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 36%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 10%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Robert Schaffer 10%
José Serrano 90%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Ronnie Shows 80%
E.G. Shuster 11%
Norman Sisisky 90%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 88%
Gordon Smith 9%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 27%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 72%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 36%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 90%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 70%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 18%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 18%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
Mark Udall 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
George Voinovich 36%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 18%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 20%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 90%
Heather Wilson 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 20%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 20%

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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