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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 39%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
FL State Senate 6 John Thrasher Republican 21%
FL State Senate 20 Jack Latvala Republican 30%
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 26%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 8%
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 42%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 51%
FL Commissioner 4 Sally Heyman 81%
FL Commissioner 6 John Morroni 21%
George Albright 42%
William Andrews 18%
Nancy Argenziano 19%
Joseph Arnall 47%
Stan Bainter 18%
Randy Ball 20%
Annie Betancourt 83%
David Bitner 15%
Elaine Bloom 85%
Janegale Boyd 52%
Rudolph Bradley 82%
Charles Bronson, Jr. 22%
Bud Bronson 19%
Shirley Brown 53%
Ginny Brown-Waite 41%
Larcenia Bullard 81%
Locke Burt 42%
James Bush III 90%
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 14%
Walter Campbell, Jr. 81%
Roberto Casas 81%
Robert Casey 53%
Cynthia Moore Chestnut 84%
W.D. Childers 60%
Charles Clary 25%
Lee Constantine 18%
John Cosgrove 90%
Anna Cowin 23%
George Abraham Crady 54%
Larry Crow 21%
Paula Dockery 23%
John Dyer, Jr. 85%
Lori Edwards 56%
Steve Effman 80%
Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. 82%
Mike Fasano 19%
Tom Feeney 7%
Mark Flanagan 13%
Howard Forman 86%
James Fuller 15%
Howard Futch 46%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 45%
Greg Allen Gay 39%
Harry Goode, Jr. 54%
John Grant, Jr. 36%
Addie Greene 79%
Alberto Gutman 61%
Lars Hafner 73%
James Hargrett, Jr. 83%
Lindsay Harrington 16%
Edward Healey 88%
Anthony Hill, Sr. 100%
Betty Smith Holzendorf 90%
James Horne 22%
Suzanne Jacobs 88%
Toni Jennings 29%
Daryl Jones 78%
Dennis Jones 41%
Everett Kelly 56%
George Kirkpatrick, Jr. 23%
Ron Klein 72%
Suzanne Kosmas 55%
Patsy Ann Kurth 78%
Carlos Lacasa 14%
Al Lawson, Jr. 93%
Willie Logan, Jr. 79%
Evelyn Lynn 22%
Jerry Louis Maygarden 21%
John McKay 13%
Jerry Melvin 17%
Sharon Merchant 7%
Lesley Miller, Jr. 86%
Rick Minton, Jr. 48%
William Myers 28%
Mark Ogles 81%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 57%
Ken Pruitt 39%
John Rayson 97%
Alzo Reddick 79%
Stacy Ritter 74%
Beryl Denise Roberts-Burke 82%
Luis Rojas 76%
Thomas Rossin 69%
Debby Sanderson 12%
James Scott 60%
Charles Sembler II 18%
Ronald Silver 74%
Kelley Smith 49%
Joseph Spratt 51%
Tracy Eugene Stafford 83%
Robert Starks 53%
Bill Sublette 48%
Donald Sullivan 33%
Pat Thomas 78%
Allen Trovillion 10%
Marjorie Turnbull 59%
J. Alex Villalobos 49%
Rob Wallace 16%
Douglass Wiles 55%
Stephen Wise 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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