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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

2001 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
J.D. Alexander 52
Bob Allen 58
Nancy Argenziano 87
Ralph Arza 57
Frank Attkisson 61
Jeffrey Atwater 56
FL State House 9 Loranne Ausley Democratic 115
Carey Baker 51
Gustavo Barreiro 84
FL State Senate 12 Dennis Baxley Republican 57
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 25
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 89
Michael Bennett 19
Allan George Bense 18
Holly Benson 58
Kim Berfield 17
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61
Marsha Bowen 61
Donald Brown 58
Fredrick Brummer 7
Phillip Brutus 94
Susan Bucher 116
Edward Bullard 90
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 13
Walter Campbell, Jr. 29
Gaston Cantens 67
John Carassas 52
Lisa Carlton 11
Donna Clarke 57
Charles Clary 14
FL Council Member 3 Lee Constantine 6
Anna Cowin 2
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist 23
FL Representative At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 99
Don Davis 56
Mandy Dawson 29
Nancy Detert 53
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 23
Paula Dockery 58
Frank Farkas 50
Mike Fasano 3
Terry Fields 98
Heather Fiorentino 24
Anne Gannon 105
FL State Senate 36 Rene Garcia Republican 32
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 5
Andy Gardiner 24
Dan Gelber 95
Steven Geller 33
Hugh Gibson III 58
J. Dudley Goodlette 16
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 112
Carole Green 60
Ronald Greenstein 101
Mike Haridopolos 17
James Harper, Jr. 97
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 60
Lindsay Harrington 33
Bob Henriquez 104
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 77
Edward Jennings, Jr. 69
Randy Johnson 10
Stan Jordan 59
Arthenia Joyner 97
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice 93
Jim Kallinger 25
Will Kendrick 72
Bev Kilmer 23
James King, Jr. 31
Ron Klein 32
Suzanne Kosmas 105
Jeff Kottkamp 56
Dick Kravitz 60
Bruce Kyle 22
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 37
FL State Senate 20 Tom Lee Republican 16
Ken Littlefield 26
Evelyn Lynn 17
Richard Machek 91
Connie Mack IV 22
Mark Mahon 66
Stan Mayfield 30
Matthew Meadows 101
David Mealor 26
FL Commissioner 3 Lesley Miller, Jr. Democratic 32
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 13
Mitch Needelman 69
FL State Senate 25 Joe Negron Republican 29
Jerry Paul 58
Durell Peaden, Jr. 10
Frank Peterman, Jr. 89
Joe Pickens 56
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 11
Manuel Prieguez 29
Ken Pruitt 25
Nan Rich 101
Curtis Richardson 104
Stacy Ritter 98
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 65
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 24
Dave Russell, Jr. 28
Timothy Ryan 101
Burt Saunders 15
Jim Sebesta 11
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler 101
FL State Senate 9 David Simmons Republican 28
Gary Siplin 76
Irving Slosberg 93
Christopher Smith 105
Rod Smith 30
Eleanor Sobel 109
Ken Sorensen 73
Joseph Spratt 25
Dwight Stansel 76
J. Alex Villalobos 11
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 36
Leslie Waters 16
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 5
Douglass Wiles 110
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 105
Roger Brian Wishner 71

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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