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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83.3%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 12.5%
Kay Alexander 16.6%
Deborah Colleen Allen 12.5%
Ken Arnold 33.3%
Bob Bacon 100%
Gayle Berry 19.2%
Charles Thomas Blickensderfer 28.5%
Nolbert Chavez 100%
Ken Chlouber 70.4%
Lauri Clapp N/A%
Benjamin Clarke 100%
Jim Congrove 25%
Douglas Allen Dean 8.3%
Ginette Dennis 33.3%
Michael Francis Feeley 100%
Russell Lloyd George 12.5%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 95.8%
Dorothy Gotlieb 12.5%
Daniel Grossman 83.3%
Bob Hagedorn 83.3%
Lynn Christian Hefley 12.5%
Robert Michael Hernandez 100%
William Kaufman 16.6%
Maryanne Keller 100%
Elsie Lacy 35.7%
Joyce Lawrence 12.5%
Gloria Leyba 95.8%
Douglas Linkhart 100%
Frana Araujo Mace 100%
Robert Martinez 92.5%
Stanley Matsunaka 89.4%
Ronny May 12.5%
Andrew McElhany 8.3%
Gary McPherson 12.5%
Carl Miller 66.6%
Marcy Morrison 16.6%
Mark Paschall 0%
Pat Pascoe 100%
Penn Pfiffner 8.3%
Terry Phillips 100%
Ray Powers 33.3%
Peggy Reeves 100%
Dorothy Rupert 100%
Todd Saliman 100%
William Sinclair 12.5%
Matt Smith 16.6%
Lola Spradley 50%
William Swenson 12.5%
Stephanie Takis 100%
Gloria Travis Tanner 100%
Penfield Tate III 96.1%
Jack Taylor 16.6%
MaryAnne Tebedo 25%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 100%
Stephen Tool 16.6%
Ron Tupa 95.8%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Dave Wattenberg 59.2%
Frank Weddig 100%
Dorothy Wham 71.4%
Suzanne Williams 83.3%
Tambor Williams 11.5%
Bradley Young 11.5%
Paul A. Zimmerman 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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