Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 22%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 15%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 69%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 62%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 69%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 69%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 62%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 77%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 69%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 69%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 69%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 69%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 69%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 77%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 69%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 69%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 69%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 62%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 69%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 78%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 69%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 77%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 69%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 69%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 77%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 69%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 23%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 62%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 69%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 62%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 69%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 77%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 69%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 69%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 62%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 54%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 69%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 62%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 77%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 38%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 69%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 8%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 38%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 62%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 62%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 23%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 23%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 62%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 62%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 69%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 23%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 62%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 54%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 69%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 69%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 62%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 54%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 69%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 69%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 69%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 69%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 8%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 69%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 69%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 69%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 54%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 69%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 22%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 69%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 69%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 54%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 62%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 69%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 77%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 69%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 54%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 38%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 62%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 69%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 62%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 69%
Gary Ackerman 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 38%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 69%
Rob Andrews 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 62%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 62%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 46%
Barbara Boxer 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Corrine Brown 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 8%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 69%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Julia Carson 62%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 8%
Lincoln Chafee 56%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 15%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 69%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 23%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 62%
James Davis 62%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 77%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 62%
John Dingell 69%
Chris Dodd 89%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 54%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 69%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 77%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 62%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 77%
Mark Foley 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 54%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 69%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 8%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 46%
Mark Green 8%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Charles Hagel 11%
Ralph Hall 15%
Tom Harkin 89%
Jane Harman 54%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 69%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 62%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 62%
Rush Holt, Jr. 77%
Mike Honda 77%
Darlene Hooley 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Henry Hyde 8%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Steve Israel 62%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 77%
William Jefferson 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 15%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
John Kerry 44%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 0%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 54%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 8%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Lantos 69%
Tom Latham 8%
Steve LaTourette 8%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 15%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 15%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 54%
Jim Matheson 31%
Carolyn McCarthy 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 62%
John McHugh 23%
Mike McIntyre 62%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 77%
Martin Meehan 69%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 54%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 62%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 69%
Jeff Miller 8%
Brad Miller 69%
Alan Mollohan 62%
Dennis Moore 54%
Jim Moran, Jr. 38%
Jack Murtha 46%
Marilyn Musgrave 8%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 56%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 69%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 69%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 77%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 62%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 77%
John Peterson 8%
Tom Petri 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 62%
James Ramstad 8%
Charlie Rangel 54%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 54%
Jim Ryun 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 77%
Loretta Sanchez 77%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
John Shadegg 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 8%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 15%
Ike Skelton 62%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Vic Snyder 54%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 69%
Pete Stark 69%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 11%
Ted Strickland 62%
Bart Stupak 69%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 11%
John Sweeney 15%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 15%
John Tanner 54%
Ellen Tauscher 62%
Charles Taylor 8%
Gene Taylor 54%
Lee Terry 8%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 69%
Ed Towns 46%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 69%
Mark Udall 46%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 8%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 62%
Mel Watt 69%
Henry Waxman 69%
Anthony Weiner 69%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 69%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 15%
Lynn Woolsey 54%
David Wu 54%
Albert Wynn 62%
Bill Young 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.

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