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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut AFL-CIO

1994 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
James Amann 55%
Curtis Dickerman Andrews, Jr. 21%
William Aniskovich 53%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 80%
Timothy Barth 10%
Nancy Farwell Beals 70%
Reginald Beamon 81%
Richard Belden 25%
John Betkoski III 75%
Donald Boughton III 60%
Dominic Andrew Buonocore 10%
Susan Bysiewicz 70%
CT State House 142 Lawrence Cafero, Jr. Republican 10%
Michael Caron 45%
Annette Wheeler Carter 80%
Christopher Caruso 65%
Ilia Castro 75%
J.Vincent Chase 43%
Dennis Cleary 20%
Jacqueline Cocco 72%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 83%
Raymond Collins 38%
Terry Concannon 60%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 73%
Catherine Cook 22%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 86%
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic 44%
Melody Currey 70%
Eileen Daily 44%
Ann Dandrow 67%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 75%
Jefferson Davis 70%
Louis DeLuca 20%
Nancy DeMarinis 80%
Chris Anthony DePino 65%
Konstantinos Diamantis 78%
William DiBella 79%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 84%
Lucien DiMeo 10%
Christopher Donovan 80%
William Dyson 86%
M. Adela Dell' Eads 39%
Mary Eberle 50%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 60%
Ruth Fahrbach 26%
Robert Farr 36%
Michael Fedele 20%
Richard Ferrari 25%
Brian Flaherty 46%
Patrick Flaherty 70%
James Fleming 38%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 75%
John Wayne Fox 74%
Judith Freedman 53%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 73%
Josephine Fuchs 42%
Angelo Fusco 79%
Edna Garcia 67%
Edwin Garcia 60%
Jeanne Garvey 10%
Frederick Gelsi 93%
Robert Genuario 44%
CT State Senate 6 Theresa Bielinski Gerratana Democratic 80%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 89%
Edward Graziani 70%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 44%
George Gunther 36%
Norma Gyle 37%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 10 Toni Harp Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 79%
Marilyn Ann Hess 20%
Sidney Holbrook 36%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 84%
CT Alderman Ward 4 Andrea Jackson-Brooks Democratic 70%
Michael Jarjura 33%
Stephen Jarmoc 56%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 67%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 70%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 89%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 50%
Paul Knierim 20%
Alex Knopp 84%
Barry Kolar 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
Michael Lawlor 86%
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic 60%
John Joseph Lescoe 88%
Janet Lockton 30%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 56%
Fred Lovegrove, Jr. 51%
Moira Lyons 79%
Robert Maddox, Jr. 37%
James Maloney 82%
Brian Edward Mattiello 20%
Dom Mazzoccoli 10%
James McCavanagh 69%
Anne McDonald 65%
Mary McGrattan 38%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 75%
Peter Metz 30%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 22%
CT State House 122 Lawrence Miller Republican 21%
John Mordasky 62%
Paul Munns 53%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 92%
Ernest Newton II 91%
William Nickerson 50%
Andrew McCall Norton 43%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 69%
CT State House 69 Arthur O'Neill Republican 29%
Gary Orefice 50%
James O'Rourke III 80%
Mary Ann O'Sullivan 60%
Alvin Penn 44%
Melodie Peters 78%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 41%
Claudia Powers 0%
F. Prelli 25%
David Pudlin 92%
Dale Radcliffe 41%
Jodi Rell 40%
Kevin Ferguson Rennie 43%
Thomas Ritter 92%
Richard Roy 40%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 70%
Sammy Samowitz 79%
Ronald San Angelo 10%
Americo Santiago 83%
CT State House 55 Pamela Sawyer Republican 10%
Ellen Scalettar 60%
Angelina Scarpetti 42%
Carl Schiessl 69%
Howard Scipio 60%
Donnie Sellers, Sr. 67%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 78%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 22%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 56%
Cameron Staples 80%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 67%
Jessie Stratton 66%
John Stripp 0%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 71%
Anthony Tercyak 25%
John Thompson 85%
Vincent Tonucci 67%
Christel Truglia 83%
Richard Tulisano 84%
Thomas Upson 62%
William Varese 34%
Peter Villano 60%
Robert Ward 43%
Julia Wasserman 16%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 44%
Lenny Winkler 70%
CT Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman Democratic 85%

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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