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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Bacon 100%
Debbie Benefield 100%
Alice Borodkin 100%
Betty Boyd 100%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Kathleen Curry 100%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 100%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Michael Garcia 100%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 100%
Peter Groff 100%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 100%
Mary Hodge 100%
James Isgar 100%
Joel Judd 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
Alice Madden 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 100%
Tom Plant 100%
John Pommer 100%
Ann Ragsdale 100%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
Brandon Shaffer 100%
Judy Solano 100%
John Soper 100%
Stephanie Takis 100%
Abel Tapia 100%
Lois Tochtrop 100%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 100%
Ron Tupa 100%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Valentin Vigil 100%
Suzanne Williams 100%
Sue Windels 100%
Morgan Carroll 93%
Fran Coleman 93%
Rosemary Marshall 93%
Angie Paccione 93%
Bernie Buescher 92%
Gwyn Green 92%
Anne McGihon 92%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 92%
Paul Weissmann 92%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 83%
Gary Lindstrom 83%
Dorothy Butcher 79%
James Riesberg 77%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 70%
Wes McKinley 67%
Mark Larson 58%
Albert White 57%
William Berens 54%
Raymond Rose 50%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 47%
Kenneth Kester 43%
Dale Hall 42%
James Kerr 42%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 40%
Richard Decker 33%
CO State House 16 Larry Liston Republican 33%
Joshua Penry 33%
Robert Witwer 33%
Mark Alan Cloer 31%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 31%
James Sullivan 31%
Matthew Knoedler 27%
Michael May 27%
Bill Crane 25%
Ted Harvey 25%
Diane Hoppe 25%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 25%
David Schultheis 25%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 25%
Lewis Entz 23%
David Balmer 20%
Lynn Christian Hefley 18%
Bill Cadman 17%
Lauri Clapp 17%
James Welker 17%
Ed Jones 15%
Nancy Spence 15%
Ronald Teck 15%
Andrew McElhany 14%
Greg Brophy 9%
F. Jim Dyer 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 8%
Ronny May 8%
Shawn Mitchell 8%
David Owen 8%
Debbie Stafford 8%
Jack Taylor 8%
Tom Wiens 8%
John Evans 7%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 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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