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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 5%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 5%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 5%
Richard Armey 5%
John Ashcroft 10%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 95%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 95%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 11%
Max Baucus 90%
Anthony Beilenson 95%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 89%
Joe Biden, Jr. 90%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Michael Bilirakis 015%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
Peter Blute 37%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 95%
John Breaux 80%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 97%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Dave Camp 5%
Ben Campbell 47%
Thomas Campbell 20%
Mike Castle 15%
John Chafee 25%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Jim Chapman 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 5%
Dick Chrysler 5%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 95%
William Clinger 11%
Dan Coats 6%
Howard Coble 5%
Thomas Coburn 15%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 22%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Wes Cooley 015%
Jerry Costello 95%
Paul Coverdell 5%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 10%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Alfonse D'Amato 35%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Nathan Deal 15%
Eligio de la Garza II 94%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Robert Dornan 5%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 16%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 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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