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

2010 Lifetime Scores

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 28%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 23%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 92%
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 98%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 83%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 12%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
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 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 39%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 97%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
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 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 12%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 12%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 18%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96%
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 62%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 96%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 97%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 97%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 97%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 9%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 96%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 97%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 4%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 99%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Luján, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 96%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 28%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 23%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 17%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 13%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 97%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 98%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 92%
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 98%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 96%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 98%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 91%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 96%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 83%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 12%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 97%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 96%
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 94%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 88%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 14%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 99%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 25%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 99%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 39%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 97%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 95%
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 11%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 12%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 16%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 98%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 91%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 19%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 12%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 12%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 22%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 18%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. R 6%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 98%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 97%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 96%
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 62%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 96%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 97%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 97%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 97%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 97%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 97%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 9%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 97%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 14%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 96%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 97%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 9%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 10%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 4%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 97%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 63%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 99%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Luján, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. House - 1 Dina Titus D 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 94%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 96%
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