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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Platts 14%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 14%
Mark Pryor 88%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 86%
James Ramstad 29%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 14%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 67%
Ken Salazar 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jim Saxton 14%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 20%
Ike Skelton 86%
Gordon Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Ted Stevens 13%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 71%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 86%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 29%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 25%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 14%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 43%
Frank Wolf 14%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 14%

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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