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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2012 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 26%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 4%
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo, Sr. Democratic 55%
IL State House 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 74%
IL State House 9 Arthur Turner, Jr. Democratic 66%
IL State House 11 Ann Williams Democratic 66%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 50%
IL State House 13 Greg Harris Democratic 55%
IL State House 14 Kelly Cassidy Democratic 71%
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 47%
IL State House 18 Robyn Gabel Democratic 76%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 39%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 47%
IL State House 23 Michael Zalewski Democratic 55%
IL State House 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 66%
IL State House 28 Bob Rita Democratic 71%
IL State House 29 Thaddeus Jones Democratic 55%
IL State House 30 Will Davis Democratic 55%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 47%
IL State House 32 André Thapedi Democratic 34%
IL State House 36 Kelly Burke Democratic 52%
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 29%
IL State House 54 Tom Morrison Republican 5%
IL State House 56 Michelle Mussman Democratic 29%
IL State House 60 Rita Mayfield Democratic 55%
IL State House 69 Joe Sosnowski Republican 10%
IL State House 78 Camille Lilly Democratic 71%
IL State House 80 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 79%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 29%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 21%
IL State House 91 Mike Unes Republican 29%
IL State House 92 Jehan Gordon-Booth Democratic 50%
IL State House 93 Norine Hammond Republican 29%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 37%
IL State House 116 Jerry Costello II Democratic 37%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 45%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 62%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 88%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 45%
IL State Senate 7 Heather Steans Democratic 55%
IL State Senate 10 John Mulroe Democratic 73%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 58%
IL State Senate 12 Steven Landek Democratic 41%
IL State Senate 14 Emil Jones III Democratic 62%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 88%
IL State Senate 18 Bill Cunningham Democratic 39%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 53%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 73%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 15%
IL State Senate 38 Sue Rezin Republican 40%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 45%
IL State Senate 40 Toi Hutchinson Democratic 88%
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 73%
IL State Senate 43 Pat McGuire Democratic 66%
IL State Senate 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican 40%
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 60%
IL State Senate 47 Jil Tracy Republican 13%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 37%
IL State Senate 53 Jason Barickman Republican 29%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 9%
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul Democratic 71%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 52%
IL Director of the Department of Revenue David Harris 5%
IL Mayor At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 26%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 52%
IL Supervisor At-Large Al Riley Democratic 84%
IL Alderman Ward 3 Thaddeus Jones 55%
IL Alderman Ward 33 Deborah Mell Democratic 50%
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic 91%
IL Board Member 20 Sidney Mathias 42%
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 16%
IL State Board of Education James Meeks 23%
Edward Acevedo 34%
Pamela Althoff 4%
Dan Beiser 50%
Patricia Bellock 10%
Maria Berrios 55%
Judy Biggert 40%
Daniel Biss 21%
Tim Bivins 49%
Larry Bomke 58%
John Bradley 39%
Rich Brauer 42%
Adam Brown 55%
Daniel Burke 55%
Dena Carli 42%
John Cavaletto 34%
Linda Chapa LaVia 44%
James Clayborne II 83%
Sandy Cole 5%
Annazette Collins 53%
Michael Connelly 5%
Jerry Costello 83%
Tom Cross 34%
Shane Cultra 0%
Barbara Currie 42%
Monique Davis 55%
William Delgado 90%
Kirk Dillard 14%
Bob Dold 48%
Kimberly du Buclet 55%
Dan Duffy 0%
Lisa Dugan 71%
Kenneth Dunkin 76%
Paul Evans 5%
Keith Farnham 29%
Gary Forby 64%
Mike Fortner 26%
Jack Franks 42%
Kent Gaffney 21%
Susan Garrett 25%
Esther Golar 63%
Luis Gutiérrez 95%
William Haine 33%
Kay Hatcher 5%
Chad Hays 13%
Constance Howard 55%
Randy Hultgren 29%
Eddie Jackson, Sr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Michael Jacobs 86%
Naomi Jakobsson 66%
Charles Jefferson 79%
Christine Johnson 17%
Thomas Lee Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 50%
John Jones 51%
Dwight Kay 15%
Renée Kosel 18%
Dan Kotowski 64%
Charles Krezwick 55%
Lou Lang 47%
David Leitch 34%
David Luechtefeld 46%
Joseph Lyons 55%
Edward Maloney 35%
Don Manzullo 10%
Karen May 42%
Emily McAsey 29%
Sam McCann 53%
Kyle McCarter 11%
John Millner 51%
Bill Mitchell 55%
Gerald Mitchell 47%
Don Moffitt 55%
Richard Morthland 29%
Rosemary Mulligan 29%
Matt Murphy 19%
Elaine Nekritz 47%
Michael Noland 53%
Chris Nybo 34%
JoAnn Osmond 18%
Carole Pankau 21%
Scott Penny 50%
Brandon Phelps 42%
Sandra Pihos 5%
Raymond Poe 42%
Robert Pritchard 45%
Christine Radogno 10%
Randy Ramey, Jr. 15%
Dennis Reboletti 31%
David Reis 34%
Wayne Rosenthal 39%
Peter Roskam 38%
Pam Roth 13%
Jim Sacia 26%
Ronald Sandack 21%
Skip Saviano 47%
Bobby Schilling 33%
Suzi Schmidt 42%
Timothy Schmitz 5%
Aaron Schock 38%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 36%
Darlene Senger 29%
Carol Sente 29%
Ira Silverstein 52%
Cynthia Soto 50%
Ed Sullivan, Jr. 23%
John Sullivan 83%
Donne Trotter 60%
Michael Tryon 5%
Patrick Verschoore 50%
Joe Walsh 30%
David Winters 55%

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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