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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 14%
Spencer Bachus 14%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 89%
Evan Bayh 78%
Melissa Bean 71%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 14%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Dan Boren 71%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 17%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 14%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 14%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 14%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 57%
Saxby Chambliss 11%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Ander Crenshaw 14%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 14%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 14%
Brad Ellsworth 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 29%
Barney Frank 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 71%
Gabrielle Giffords 86%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 11%
Charles Hagel 14%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 43%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
Baron Hill 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Tim Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 29%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 43%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 14%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 50%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 11%
Jim Matheson 57%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 57%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 57%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 86%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 86%
Tim Murphy 57%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 89%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 14%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 57%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Tom Price 0%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 14%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%

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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