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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado AFL-CIO

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Betty Boyd 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Deanna Hanna 100%
Mary Hodge 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
Alice Madden 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 100%
Anne McGihon 100%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 100%
Tom Plant 100%
Abel Tapia 100%
Paul Weissmann 100%
Ann Ragsdale 99%
Dorothy Butcher 96%
John Pommer 92%
James Isgar 83%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 82%
Peter Groff 82%
Ron Tupa 82%
Sue Windels 82%
Stephanie Takis 81%
Bob Hagedorn 77%
Joel Judd 77%
Alice Borodkin 68%
Valentin Vigil 67%
Angie Paccione 66%
Andrew Romanoff 66%
Daniel Grossman 64%
Terrance Carroll 62%
Fran Coleman 61%
Richard Decker 61%
Rosemary Marshall 60%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 59%
Jennifer Veiga 58%
Michael Garcia 57%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 50%
Lewis Entz 43%
Norma Anderson 36%
F. Jim Dyer 33%
Kenneth Kester 32%
Mark Alan Cloer 30%
Raymond Rose 18%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 17%
Mark Larson 13%
Diane Hoppe 12%
Dale Hall 2%
Lynn Christian Hefley 2%
Michael May 2%
John Witwer 2%
Greg Brophy 0%
Bill Cadman 0%
Lauri Clapp 0%
Bill Crane 0%
John Evans 0%
Ted Harvey 0%
Mark Hillman 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 0%
Ed Jones 0%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 0%
Ronny May 0%
Andrew McElhany 0%
David Owen 0%
David Schultheis 0%
Debbie Stafford 0%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 0%
Jack Taylor 0%
Ronald Teck 0%
James Welker 0%
Albert White 0%

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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