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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
Jack Kingston 11%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 79%
Larry Kissell 83%
Ron Klein 97%
John Kline 8%
Herb Kohl 85%
Suzanne Kosmas 86%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 66%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Mary Landrieu 84%
Tom Latham 12%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 97%
Chris Lee 18%
George LeMieux 16%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 4%
Dick Lugar 13%
Cynthia Lummis 3%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 8%
Betsy Markey 76%
Jim Marshall 74%
Jim Matheson 68%
John McCain III 15%
Carolyn McCarthy 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 36%
Jim McDermott 95%
Mike McIntyre 78%
Buck McKeon 8%
Michael McMahon 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 87%
John Mica 8%
Mike Michaud 96%
Barbara Mikulski 95%
Candice Miller 37%
Gary Miller 8%
George Miller 93%
Jeff Miller 9%
Brad Miller 97%
Walt Minnick 54%
Harry Mitchell 76%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 87%
Jim Moran, Jr. 84%
Patrick Murphy 48%
Scott Murphy 89%
Tim Murphy 93%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 70%
Randy Neugebauer 6%
Glenn Nye III 63%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87%
Bill Owens 82%
Ed Pastor 95%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 99%
Tom Perriello 90%
Tom Petri 21%
Joe Pitts 5%
Todd Platts 35%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
Tom Price 5%
Mark Pryor 85%
Adam Putnam 9%
George Radanovich 6%
Nick Rahall II 93%
Charlie Rangel 95%
Denny Rehberg 21%
Harry Reid 90%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
Laura Richardson 98%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Ciro Rodriguez 96%
Mike Rogers 18%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 97%
John Salazar 89%
Loretta Sanchez 95%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 12%
Aaron Schock 12%
Allyson Schwartz 98%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 3%
Heath Shuler 84%
Ike Skelton 74%
Louise Slaughter 98%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 87%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 92%
Arlen Specter 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Bart Stupak 96%
Marlin Stutzman 0%
John Sullivan 10%
Betty Sutton 99%
John Tanner 69%
Gene Taylor 56%
Harry Teague 76%
Lee Terry 12%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
Pat Tiberi 21%
John Tierney 97%
Ed Towns 97%
Mark Udall 94%
David Vitter 19%
George Voinovich 30%
Zach Wamp 13%
Diane Watson 97%
Mel Watt 97%
Henry Waxman 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 98%
Anthony Weiner 96%
Lynn Westmoreland 8%
Ed Whitfield 17%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 96%
Frank Wolf 22%
Lynn Woolsey 98%
David Wu 94%
Bill Young 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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