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

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 3%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 16%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 3%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Attorney General Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 3%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA Mayor Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 89%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 89%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 11%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 3%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 97%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 11%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador Republican 3%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 3%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 11%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 3%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 26%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 3%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 79%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 3%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 3%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 16%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 3%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Attorney General Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 79%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 3%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 93%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 93%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 76%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA Mayor Karen Bass D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 79%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 89%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 95%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 79%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 89%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 90%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 11%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 3%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 88%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 43%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 97%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 11%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 10%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador R 3%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 97%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 3%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 11%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 11%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 3%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 26%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 89%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 3%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 79%
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