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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

1999 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 78
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 8
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 104
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 97
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 15
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 65
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 73
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 92
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 18
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 73
J.D. Alexander 30
Nancy Argenziano 53
Gustavo Barreiro 94
Allan George Bense 32
Fredrick Brummer 30
Larcenia Bullard 85
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 59
Walter Campbell, Jr. 33
Gaston Cantens 67
Lisa Carlton 7
Charles Clary 13
Lee Constantine 48
Anna Cowin 4
Mandy Dawson 33
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 64
Paula Dockery 47
Frank Farkas 13
Mike Fasano 19
Heather Fiorentino 30
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 64
Steven Geller 35
J. Dudley Goodlette 19
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 98
Carole Green 60
Ronald Greenstein 105
Lindsay Harrington 23
Bob Henriquez 109
Anthony Hill, Sr. 120
Randy Johnson 21
Dennis Jones 59
Bev Kilmer 29
James King, Jr. 28
Ron Klein 33
Suzanne Kosmas 87
Bruce Kyle 49
Al Lawson, Jr. 106
Ken Littlefield 7
Evelyn Lynn 21
Lesley Miller, Jr. 106
Pat Patterson 18
Durell Peaden, Jr. 70
Manuel Prieguez 72
Ken Pruitt 37
Stacy Ritter 88
David Russell, Jr. 21
Timothy Ryan 97
Burt Saunders 16
Jim Sebesta 13
Ken Sorensen 34
Joseph Spratt 66
Dwight Stansel 58
J. Alex Villalobos 63
Leslie Waters 25
Douglass Wiles 77
Stephen Wise 18

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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