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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 97%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 5%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 12%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 33%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 5%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 31%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 99%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 29%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 34%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 3%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 27%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 4%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 96%
John Adler 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Todd Akin 1%
Rodney Alexander 31%
Jason Altmire 93%
Rob Andrews 87%
Michael Arcuri 96%
Steve Austria 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 99%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 9%
Brian Baird 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 78%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 97%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 9%
Brian Bilbray 16%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 2%
Kit Bond 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 89%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 10%
Barbara Boxer 99%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bruce Braley 93%
Bobby Bright 33%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Scott Brown 3%
Sam Brownback 2%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 4%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 86%
Dave Camp 8%
John Campbell III 3%
Eric Cantor 1%
Joseph Cao 67%
Lois Capps 95%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Mike Castle 25%
Jason Chaffetz 11%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Travis Childers 75%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Howard Coble 7%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 12%
Kent Conrad 87%
John Conyers, Jr. 97%
Jerry Costello 89%
Ander Crenshaw 8%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 95%
David Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Bill Delahunt 98%
James DeMint 0%
Charlie Dent 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 94%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 93%
David Dreier 3%
Steve Driehaus 89%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 8%
Brad Ellsworth 81%
Jo Ann Emerson 26%
John Ensign 3%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Sam Farr 98%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 98%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 99%
John Fleming, Jr. 11%
Randy Forbes 8%
Barney Frank 97%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Scott Garrett 3%
Jim Gerlach 30%
Gabrielle Giffords 93%
Phil Gingrey 2%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Bart Gordon 79%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 5%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 20%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 94%
Jane Harman 93%
Doc Hastings 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 82%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 94%
Paul Hodes 93%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Tim Holden 91%
Rush Holt, Jr. 97%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 2%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Steve Israel 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 11%
Timothy Johnson 93%
Steve Kagen 96%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 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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