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

2013 Lifetime Scores

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 31%
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 10%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 91%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 19%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 19%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 13%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 8%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 87%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 98%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 86%
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 96%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 81%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 33%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 93%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 84%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 98%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 10%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 99%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 9%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
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 - 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 13 Rodney Davis Republican 38%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 31%
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 10%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 91%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 19%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 19%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 13%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 8%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 90%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 87%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 98%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 4%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 89%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 14%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 98%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 6%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 86%
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 96%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 86%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 33%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 8%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 90%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 99%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 95%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 96%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 99%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 97%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 97%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 95%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 81%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 33%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 93%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 3%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 95%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 84%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 11%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 98%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 99%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 97%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 87%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 94%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 87%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 6%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 10%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 10%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 96%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 17%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 95%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 96%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 96%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 97%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 99%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 10%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 95%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 9%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 16%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 95%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 97%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 100%
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 - 10 Brad Schneider D 86%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 88%
IL U.S. House - 13 Rodney Davis R 38%
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