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Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 7%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 29%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 7%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 31%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 15%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 93%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 69%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 29%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 93%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 93%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 87%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 71%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 93%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 67%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 14%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 87%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 27%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 93%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 92%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 93%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 27%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 93%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 80%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 14%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 87%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 13%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 21%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 93%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 20%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 20%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 20%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 93%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 93%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 87%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 93%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 27%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 14%
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