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Special Interest Groups

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

2010 Lifetime Scores

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 97%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 99%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 99%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 97%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 41%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 99%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 14%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 44%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 7%
Gary Ackerman 96%
John Adler 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Jason Altmire 92%
Rob Andrews 91%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Steve Austria 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 98%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 21%
Brian Baird 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 80%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 19%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
Tim Bishop 98%
John Boehner 5%
Kit Bond 19%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 61%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 86%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 14%
Barbara Boxer 97%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 74%
Bruce Braley 99%
Bobby Bright 26%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 97%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Scott Brown 25%
Sam Brownback 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 22%
Jim Bunning 12%
Roland Burris 97%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 79%
Dave Camp 12%
John Campbell III 6%
Eric Cantor 6%
Joseph Cao 65%
Lois Capps 93%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Russ Carnahan 98%
Christopher Carney 90%
Mike Castle 36%
Jason Chaffetz 3%
Saxby Chambliss 14%
Ben Chandler III 89%
Travis Childers 66%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Thad Cochran 14%
Kent Conrad 87%
John Conyers, Jr. 94%
Jerry Costello 93%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Mark Critz 70%
Kathy Dahlkemper 85%
Artur Davis 88%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Bill Delahunt 97%
James DeMint 9%
Charlie Dent 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 29%
Norm Dicks 87%
John Dingell 94%
Charles Djou 20%
Chris Dodd 92%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 4%
Steve Driehaus 85%
Donna Edwards 98%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 19%
Brad Ellsworth 84%
Bill Emerson 35%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Sam Farr 96%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 98%
Russ Feingold 94%
Bob Filner 96%
John Fleming, Jr. 6%
Randy Forbes 14%
Barney Frank 96%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 4%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Scott Garrett 7%
Jim Gerlach 42%
Gabrielle Giffords 90%
Phil Gingrey 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 92%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 83%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 7%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 35%
Kay Hagan 88%
John Hall 99%
Ralph Hall 26%
Debbie Halvorson 94%
Phil Hare 99%
Tom Harkin 94%
Jane Harman 89%
Doc Hastings 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 81%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 99%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 92%
Paul Hodes 97%
Pete Hoekstra 12%
Tim Holden 91%
Rush Holt, Jr. 95%
Mike Honda 98%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Steve Israel 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 99%
Mike Johanns 19%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Tim Johnson 42%
Steve Kagen 97%
Paul Kanjorski 94%
Ted Kaufman 97%
Patrick Kennedy 99%
John Kerry 93%
Dale Kildee 97%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 98%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 11%

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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