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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

2001 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Susan Bucher 116
Loranne Ausley 115
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 112
Douglass Wiles 110
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 109
Anne Gannon 105
Suzanne Kosmas 105
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 105
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 105
Bob Henriquez 104
Curtis Richardson 104
Ronald Greenstein 101
Matthew Meadows 101
Nan Rich 101
Timothy Ryan 101
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 101
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 99
Terry Fields 98
Stacy Ritter 98
James Harper, Jr. 97
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 97
Dan Gelber 95
Phillip Brutus 94
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 93
FL State House 91 Irving Slosberg Democratic 93
Richard Machek 91
Edward Bullard 90
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 89
Frank Peterman, Jr. 89
Nancy Argenziano 87
Gustavo Barreiro 84
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 77
Gary Siplin 76
Dwight Stansel 76
Ken Sorensen 73
Will Kendrick 72
Roger Brian Wishner 71
Edward Jennings, Jr. 69
Mitch Needelman 69
Gaston Cantens 67
Mark Mahon 66
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 65
Frank Attkisson 61
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61
Marsha Bowen 61
Carole Green 60
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 60
Dick Kravitz 60
Stan Jordan 59
Bob Allen 58
Holly Benson 58
Donald Brown 58
Paula Dockery 58
Hugh Gibson III 58
Jerry Paul 58
Ralph Arza 57
FL State House 23 Dennis Baxley Republican 57
Donna Clarke 57
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 56
Don Davis 56
Jeff Kottkamp 56
Joe Pickens 56
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 53
J.D. Alexander 52
John Carassas 52
Carey Baker 51
Frank Farkas 50
Al Lawson, Jr. 37
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 36
Steven Geller 33
Lindsay Harrington 33
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 32
Ron Klein 32
Lesley Miller, Jr. 32
James King, Jr. 31
Stan Mayfield 30
Rod Smith 30
Walter Campbell, Jr. 29
Mandy Dawson 29
FL State Senate 32 Joe Negron Republican 29
Manuel Prieguez 29
David Russell, Jr. 28
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 28
Ken Littlefield 26
David Mealor 26
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 25
Jim Kallinger 25
Ken Pruitt 25
Joseph Spratt 25
Heather Fiorentino 24
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 24
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 24
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 23
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 23
Bev Kilmer 23
Bruce Kyle 22
Connie Mack IV 22
Michael Bennett 19
Allan George Bense 18
Kim Berfield 17
Mike Haridopolos 17
Evelyn Lynn 17
J. Dudley Goodlette 16
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 16
Leslie Waters 16
Burt Saunders 15
Charles Clary 14
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 13
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 13
Lisa Carlton 11
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 11
Jim Sebesta 11
J. Alex Villalobos 11
Randy Johnson 10
Durell Peaden, Jr. 10
Fredrick Brummer 7
Lee Constantine 6
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 5
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 5
Mike Fasano 3
Anna Cowin 2

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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