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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 42%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Sam Nunn 57%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
Bill Orton 67%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
Ed Pastor 92%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 75%
Clay Pell, Jr. 100%
Pete Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 25%
Owen Pickett 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
John Edward Porter 0%
Glenn Poshard 75%
Larry Pressler 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
David Pryor 100%
James Quillen 0%
Jack Quinn 55%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 92%
James Ramstad 17%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 17%
Harry Reid 86%
Bill Richardson 90%
Frank Riggs 25%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 92%
Charles Robb 71%
Jay Rockefeller IV 86%
Timothy Roemer 83%
Charles Rose III 82%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 42%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Matt Salmon 8%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 92%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 8%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 30%
Pat Schroeder 100%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
John Shadegg 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Christopher Shays 33%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Paul Simon 86%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 55%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 73%
Linda Smith 9%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 14%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 29%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 42%
Ted Stevens 14%
Steve Stockman 36%
Louis Stokes 90%
Gerry Studds 90%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 67%
William Tauzin II 8%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 92%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Ray Thornton 92%
Karen Thurman 92%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 92%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 0%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 42%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 0%
Ed Whitfield 8%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 78%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Frank Wolf 8%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 92%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 13%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 27%

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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