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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut AFL-CIO

1998 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic 88%
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 75%
CT State House 22 Elizabeth Boukus Democratic 67%
CT State House 26 Peter Tercyak Democratic 69%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 76%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 48%
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic 71%
CT State House 55 Pamela Sawyer Republican 9%
CT State House 69 Arthur O'Neill Republican 25%
CT State House 71 Anthony D'Amelio Republican 27%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 33%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 67%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 90%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 68%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 83%
CT State House 98 Patricia Widlitz Democratic 67%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 88%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 75%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 68%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 86%
CT State House 122 Lawrence Miller Republican 16%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 73%
CT State House 142 Lawrence Cafero, Jr. Republican 14%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 50%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 69%
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 6 Theresa Bielinski Gerratana Democratic 86%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 43%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 33%
CT State Senate 10 Toni Harp Democratic 68%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 73%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 74%
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic 59%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 71%
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican 25%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 68%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 50%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 71%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 81%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 67%
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican 13%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 68%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 65%
James Abrams 75%
James Amann 56%
William Aniskovich 46%
Nancy Farwell Beals 77%
Reginald Beamon 81%
Richard Belden 24%
G. Kenneth Bernhard 14%
Thomas Bozek 46%
Susan Bysiewicz 68%
David Cappiello 33%
Michael Jean Cardin 75%
Michael Caron 47%
Annette Wheeler Carter 78%
Christopher Caruso 70%
Michael Christ 67%
Biagio Ciotto 85%
Dennis Cleary 18%
Joseph Clemmons, Sr. 71%
Thomasina Clemons 83%
Jacqueline Cocco 68%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 77%
Raymond Collins 35%
Terry Concannon 68%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 74%
Catherine Cook 14%
Melody Alena Currey 68%
Eileen Daily 59%
Ann Dandrow 60%
Jefferson Davis 75%
Kevin DelGobbo 25%
Louis DeLuca 11%
Nancy DeMarinis 77%
Chris Anthony DePino 59%
Konstantinos Diamantis 75%
Hector Diaz 91%
Carl Dickman 8%
Christopher Donovan 77%
William Dyson 86%
M. Adela Dell' Eads 35%
Mary Eberle 62%
Ruth Fahrbach 24%
Robert Farr 35%
Michael Fedele 14%
Arthur Feltman 75%
Richard Ferrari 19%
Brian Flaherty 39%
Patrick Flaherty 76%
James Fleming 31%
Steve Fontana 75%
John Wayne Fox 74%
Judith Freedman 48%
Angelo Fusco 76%
Thomas Gaffey 54%
Edna Garcia 77%
Jeanne Garvey 6%
Frederick Gelsi 94%
Robert Genuario 31%
John Geragosian 83%
Demetrios Giannaros 55%
Sonya Googins 8%
Ted Graziani 69%
Kenneth Green 92%
Leonard Greene, Sr. 38%
George Gunther 35%
Norma Gyle 35%
Elaine Hammers 13%
William Hamzy 25%
Mary Handley 89%
Craig Henrici 60%
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. 13%
Marilyn Ann Hess 14%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 81%
Michael Jarjura 53%
Karen Jarmoc 55%
Shawn Johnston 64%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 77%
Nancy Kerensky 82%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 90%
Alex Knopp 82%
Robert Landino 64%
Michael Lawlor 84%
John Joseph Lescoe 85%
Janet Lockton 22%
Fred Lovegrove, Jr. 48%
Moira Lyons 77%
Robert Maddox, Jr. 37%
John Malone 50%
Evelyn Mantilla 75%
John Martinez 58%
Brian Edward Mattiello 18%
Dom Mazzoccoli 11%
James McCavanagh 68%
Brian McDermott 62%
Anne McDonald 70%
Mary McGrattan 40%
Peter Metz 23%
Roger Michele 67%
John Mordasky 61%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 82%
Ernest Newton II 86%
William Nickerson 38%
Mark Nielsen 8%
Gary Orefice 50%
James O'Rourke III 78%
Peter Panaroni, Jr. 75%
Alvin Penn 57%
Melodie Peters 86%
Claudia Powers 5%
Edith Prague 85%
F. Prelli 22%
David Pudlin 88%
John Ritter 75%
Thomas Ritter 89%
Andrew Roraback 25%
Richard Roy 52%
John Ryan 10%
Sammy Samowitz 77%
Ronald San Angelo 9%
B. Scott Santa-Maria 33%
Claire Essig Sauer 73%
Ellen Scalettar 64%
Christopher Scalzo 17%
Angelina Scarpetti 32%
Carl Schiessl 67%
Howard Scipio 73%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 21%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 27%
Stephen Somma 51%
Cameron Staples 77%
John Stone, Jr. 8%
Jessie Stratton 67%
John Stripp 5%
John Thompson 84%
Vincent Tonucci 65%
Christel Truglia 81%
Richard Tulisano 86%
Paul Martin Tymniak 17%
Thomas Upson 54%
William Varese 33%
Richard Veltri 9%
Peter Villano 65%
Lewis Wallace, Jr. 75%
Robert Ward 38%
Julia Wasserman 13%
Lenny Winkler 66%

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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