Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 13%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 8%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Melissa Bean 80%
Judy Biggert 20%
Jerry Costello 100%
Debbie Halvorson 25%
Phil Hare 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 36%
Mark Kirk 47%
Don Manzullo 13%
Aaron Schock 75%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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