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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

2000 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Hill, Sr. 120
FL Commissioner 3 Lesley Miller, Jr. Democratic 110
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 109
Ronald Greenstein 105
Eleanor Sobel 103
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 102
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 99
Larcenia Bullard 98
Bob Henriquez 98
Timothy Ryan 98
Christopher Smith 98
Douglass Wiles 98
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 97
Stacy Ritter 96
Susan Bucher 95
Suzanne Kosmas 91
Ken Pruitt 70
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 69
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 66
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist 63
Gaston Cantens 62
Durell Peaden, Jr. 62
J. Alex Villalobos 62
Dwight Stansel 61
Gustavo Barreiro 60
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 59
Lindsay Harrington 58
Carole Green 57
Heather Fiorentino 56
Manuel Prieguez 56
Nancy Detert 54
Paula Dockery 54
Joseph Spratt 53
Nancy Argenziano 52
FL Council Member 3 Lee Constantine 52
Ken Sorensen 52
J.D. Alexander 51
Evelyn Lynn 47
Steven Geller 35
Mandy Dawson 34
Fredrick Brummer 32
Walter Campbell, Jr. 31
Ron Klein 29
Bruce Kyle 29
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 26
Leslie Waters 26
Allan George Bense 24
Dennis Jones 24
James King, Jr. 24
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 24
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 23
J. Dudley Goodlette 23
Ken Littlefield 21
Pat Patterson 21
Frank Farkas 20
Stephen Wise 18
Bev Kilmer 17
Dave Russell, Jr. 17
Mike Fasano 16
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 15
Randy Johnson 14
Burt Saunders 13
Charles Clary 12
FL State Senate 20 Tom Lee Republican 11
Lisa Carlton 10
Jim Sebesta 9
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 6
Anna Cowin 4

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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