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

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 32%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 8%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 8%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 6%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 84%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 97%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 91%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 9%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 18%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 6%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 99%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 6%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 98%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 8%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 98%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 11%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 1%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 9%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 4%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 97%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 32%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 19%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 8%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 8%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 6%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 6%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 97%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 6%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 2%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 99%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 5%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 98%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 87%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 99%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 96%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 99%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 98%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 97%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 10%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 88%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 2%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 96%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 84%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 8%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 97%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 98%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 98%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 97%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 91%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 87%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 91%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 88%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 7%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 9%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 6%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 95%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 18%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 98%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 97%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 98%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 98%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 6%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 94%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 99%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 15%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 98%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 91%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 98%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 30%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 6%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 98%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 8%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 4%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 10%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 12%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 7%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 10%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 98%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 11%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 1%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 9%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 94%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 98%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 97%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 96%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 95%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 4%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 99%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 55%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 97%
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