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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 32%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 8%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 6%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 2%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 3%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 8%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 97%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 91%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 39%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 2%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 99%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 23%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 98%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 8%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 6%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 8%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 5%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 4%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 2%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 98%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 18%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 1%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 92%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 4%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 6%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 6%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 19%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 96%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 6%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 29%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%

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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