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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 47%
LA State House 4 Cedric Glover Democratic 63%
LA State House 72 Robby Carter Democratic 71%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 59%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 47%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 58%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 53%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 53%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 42%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 50%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 50%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Tarver, Sr. Democratic 85%
LA Parish President At-Large Errol Romero 41%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 63%
LA Council Member At-Large Kip Holden 67%
Rodney Alexander 42%
Glenn Ansardi 65%
Diana Bajoie 100%
Robert Barham 71%
Clara Baudoin 74%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 67%
Ronald Bean 67%
Shirley Bowler 53%
Michael Franklin Branch 62%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 68%
Emile Bruneau 53%
James Cain 77%
Foster Campbell, Jr. 83%
Thomas Casanova III 71%
Joel Chaisson II 47%
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson 58%
James Joseph Cox 85%
Carl Crane 53%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 85%
Israel Curtis 68%
N. J. Damico 58%
William Daniel IV 65%
Jay Dardenne, Jr. 71%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 50%
John Dirk Deville 56%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 50%
John Diez 56%
James Donelon 57%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 60%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 58%
Sydnie Mae Durand 53%
B.G. Dyess 75%
Noble Ellington 79%
Randy Ewing 69%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 61%
Cleo Fields 79%
Wilson Fields 92%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 50%
Heulette Fontenot 58%
Mickey Frith 58%
Greg Fruge 44%
Butch Gautreaux 61%
Kyle Mark Green 65%
Elcie Guillory 74%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 67%
Alexander Heaton 61%
Troy Hebert 59%
Francis Heitmeier 79%
Herman Ray Hill 58%
Donald Hines 86%
Ken Hollis 71%
Roy Hopkins 56%
Charles Irvin Hudson 67%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 67%
Kay Iles 74%
Paulette Riley Irons 83%
Louis Jenkins 56%
Raymond Jetson 60%
Jon Johnson 75%
Bill Jones 82%
Charles Jones 82%
Donald Kennard 56%
Lelon Kenney 58%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 83%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 58%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 44%
Arthur Lentini 71%
Max Malone 71%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 61%
Jay Bowen McCallum 53%
Charles McDonald 47%
F. Charles McMains, Jr. 50%
Michael Michot 56%
Billy Montgomery 67%
Edwin Murray 68%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 61%
Anthony Richard Perkins 53%
Wilfred Pierre 68%
Gillis Pinac 56%
Henry Powell 61%
Renee Gill Pratt 63%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 74%
Charles Riddle III 63%
Michael Robichaux 86%
Craig Romero 92%
Joe Salter 58%
Tom Schedler, Jr. 71%
Pete Schneider III 42%
Melinda Schwegmann 68%
B.L. Shaw 58%
John Siracusa 82%
Jack Smith 56%
Kenneth Smith 86%
Victor Stelly 56%
R.H. Strain 56%
Gerald Theunissen 71%
Jerry Thomas 58%
Tom Thornhill 50%
Joseph Toomy 68%
John Travis 56%
Warren Triche, Jr. 38%
J. Chris Ullo 71%
Wayne Waddell 56%
Thomas Warner 63%
Sharon Weston 63%
Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson 80%
Cynthia Willard-Lewis 68%
Stephen Windhorst 50%
Diane Winston 47%
Thomas Wright 63%

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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