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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Hill, Sr. 100%
John Rayson 98%
Howard Forman 94%
Suzanne Jacobs 93%
Al Lawson, Jr. 93%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 92%
James Bush III 91%
Steve Effman 90%
Betty Smith Holzendorf 90%
John Dyer, Jr. 89%
John Cosgrove 88%
Annie Betancourt 87%
Rudolph Bradley 86%
Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. 86%
Beryl Denise Roberts-Burke 86%
Walter Campbell, Jr. 85%
Steven Geller 85%
Lesley Miller, Jr. 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
Alzo Reddick 84%
Thomas Rossin 84%
Cynthia Moore Chestnut 83%
James Hargrett, Jr. 83%
Edward Healey 83%
FL Commissioner 4 Sally Heyman 83%
Ron Klein 82%
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 81%
Addie Greene 81%
Tracy Eugene Stafford 81%
Patsy Ann Kurth 80%
Elaine Bloom 79%
Mark Ogles 79%
Willie Logan, Jr. 78%
Larcenia Bullard 77%
Roberto Casas 76%
Daryl Jones 76%
Stacy Ritter 75%
DeeDee Ritchie 72%
Pat Thomas 71%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
Joseph Spratt 70%
Ronald Silver 66%
Charles Clary 61%
Lars Hafner 61%
Janegale Boyd 58%
Douglass Wiles 57%
Suzanne Kosmas 56%
Donald Sullivan 56%
Marjorie Turnbull 56%
Alberto Gutman 55%
George Abraham Crady 54%
Luis Rojas 54%
Robert Starks 54%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 53%
Shirley Brown 52%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 51%
Harry Goode, Jr. 50%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 50%
Bill Sublette 50%
Robert Casey 49%
Howard Futch 49%
Lori Edwards 48%
Rick Minton, Jr. 48%
Bud Bronson 46%
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 46%
FL Commissioner 6 John Morroni 46%
Ken Pruitt 46%
J. Alex Villalobos 46%
Everett Kelly 45%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 45%
J.D. Alexander 44%
Dennis Jones 44%
Nancy Argenziano 43%
Joseph Arnall 43%
W.D. Childers 41%
James Scott 37%
John Grant, Jr. 35%
Locke Burt 34%
William Myers 33%
James Horne 32%
Toni Jennings 30%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Lee Constantine 27%
George Kirkpatrick, Jr. 27%
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 27%
Charles Bronson, Jr. 26%
John Laurent 25%
FL State Senate 20 Jack Latvala Republican 24%
Kelley Smith 24%
Greg Allen Gay 23%
Stephen Wise 23%
George Albright 22%
FL State Senate 6 John Thrasher Republican 22%
Stan Bainter 20%
Randy Ball 20%
Mike Fasano 20%
Evelyn Lynn 20%
Rob Wallace 20%
Paula Dockery 18%
Tom Feeney 18%
Mark Flanagan 18%
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 18%
Lindsay Harrington 17%
Jerry Melvin 17%
James Fuller 16%
Jerry Louis Maygarden 16%
Ken Littlefield 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 15%
Charles Sembler II 15%
Carlos Lacasa 14%
Allen Trovillion 13%
Larry Crow 12%
David Bitner 11%
William Andrews 10%
Sharon Merchant 9%
Debby Sanderson 9%
John McKay 7%
Anna Cowin 6%

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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