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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

1999 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Hill, Sr. 120
Bob Henriquez 109
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 106
FL Commissioner 3 Lesley Miller, Jr. Democratic 106
Ronald Greenstein 105
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 104
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 98
Timothy Ryan 97
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 97
Gustavo Barreiro 94
Eleanor Sobel 92
Stacy Ritter 88
Suzanne Kosmas 87
Larcenia Bullard 85
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 78
Douglass Wiles 77
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist 73
Christopher Smith 73
Manuel Prieguez 72
Durell Peaden, Jr. 70
Gaston Cantens 67
Joseph Spratt 66
Nancy Detert 65
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 64
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 64
J. Alex Villalobos 63
Carole Green 60
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 59
Dennis Jones 59
Dwight Stansel 58
Nancy Argenziano 53
Bruce Kyle 49
FL Council Member 3 Lee Constantine 48
Paula Dockery 47
Ken Pruitt 37
Steven Geller 35
Ken Sorensen 34
Walter Campbell, Jr. 33
Mandy Dawson 33
Ron Klein 33
Allan George Bense 32
J.D. Alexander 30
Fredrick Brummer 30
Heather Fiorentino 30
Bev Kilmer 29
James King, Jr. 28
Leslie Waters 25
Lindsay Harrington 23
Randy Johnson 21
Evelyn Lynn 21
Dave Russell, Jr. 21
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20
Mike Fasano 19
J. Dudley Goodlette 19
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 18
Pat Patterson 18
Stephen Wise 18
Burt Saunders 16
FL State Senate 20 Tom Lee Republican 15
Charles Clary 13
Frank Farkas 13
Jim Sebesta 13
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 8
Lisa Carlton 7
Ken Littlefield 7
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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