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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Phil Hare 100%
IL State House 114 Eddie Jackson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
IL State Senate 22 Michael Noland Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 99%
Rickey Hendon 99%
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo Democratic 98%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 98%
Marlow Colvin 98%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 98%
IL State House 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 98%
IL State House 6 Esther Golar Democratic 98%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 98%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 98%
IL State House 13 Greg Harris Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 97%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 97%
Julie Hamos 97%
Constance Howard 97%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 97%
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 97%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 97%
John McGuire 97%
Susana Mendoza 97%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 97%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 97%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 96%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 96%
IL State House 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 96%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 96%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 96%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 96%
IL State House 38 Al Riley Democratic 96%
IL Supervisor At-Large Al Riley Democratic 96%
Michael Smith 96%
IL Alderman Ward 4 William Burns 95%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 95%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 95%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 95%
IL State House 80 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 95%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 95%
Elizabeth Hannig 95%
IL State Senate 40 Toi Hutchinson Democratic 95%
Kathleen Ryg 95%
IL State Senate 7 Heather Steans Democratic 95%
IL State House 32 André Thapedi Democratic 95%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 94%
David Miller 94%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 93%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 93%
IL State Senate 52 Michael Frerichs Democratic 93%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 93%
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 93%
Joseph Lyons 93%
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 93%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 93%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 93%
Arthur Turner 93%
Karen Yarbrough 93%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 92%
James DeLeo 92%
Deanna Demuzio 92%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 92%
Edward Maloney 92%
A.J. Wilhelmi 92%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 91%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 91%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 90%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 90%
Eddie Washington 90%
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 89%
Thomas Holbrook 89%
Dan Reitz 89%
Michael Boland 88%
James Brosnahan 88%
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 88%
Kevin McCarthy 88%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 88%
Annazette Collins 87%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 87%
Karen May 87%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 87%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 87%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 86%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 86%
IL State Senate 28 Daniel Kotowski Democratic 86%
IL State Senate 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 85%
Kevin Joyce 85%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 85%
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 83%
James Meeks 83%
Louis Viverito 83%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 82%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 80%
Melissa Bean 78%
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 78%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 77%
Lisa Dugan 77%
Susan Garrett 75%
Deborah Mell 75%
Careen Gordon 73%
Michael Bond 68%
IL State House 23 Michael Zalewski Democratic 68%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 64%
Skip Saviano 61%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 59%
Keith Farnham 55%
IL State House 92 Jehan Gordon-Booth Democratic 55%
IL State House 85 Emily McAsey Democratic 55%
Mark Walker 55%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 53%
Larry Bomke 48%
Sidney Mathias 45%
Paul Froehlich 44%
IL State House 94 Jil Tracy Republican 43%
Tim Johnson 41%
IL State Senate 45 Tim Bivins Republican 40%
IL State House 107 John Cavaletto Republican 40%
Elizabeth Coulson 39%
IL State House 41 Darlene Senger Republican 39%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 38%
Rosemary Mulligan 37%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 37%
IL State House 45 Dennis Reboletti Republican 37%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 35%
IL State Senate 27 Matt Murphy Republican 35%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 34%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 34%
James Watson 34%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 33%
John Jones 33%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 33%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 32%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 31%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 30%
Sandy Cole 30%
Ron Stephens 30%
William Black 29%
IL Village President At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 29%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 29%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 28%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 28%
IL State House 49 Mike Fortner Republican 28%
John Millner 28%
Gerald Mitchell 28%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 27%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 27%
Dale Risinger 27%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 26%
Robert Biggins 25%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 25%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 25%
Richard Myers 25%
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 25%
Ronald Wait 25%
Gary Dahl 24%
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 24%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 24%
Carole Pankau 23%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 22%
Randy Ramey, Jr. 22%
Suzanne Bassi 21%
J. Burzynski 21%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 21%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 21%
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 21%
David Winters 21%
IL State Senate 26 Dan Duffy Republican 20%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 20%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 20%
Jim Sacia 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 18%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 17%
Roger Eddy 16%
IL State Senate 54 Kyle McCarter Republican 15%
Judy Biggert 14%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 14%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 10%
Shane Cultra 8%
IL State Senate 21 Michael Connelly Republican 5%
IL State House 50 Kay Hatcher Republican 5%
Don Manzullo 5%

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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