Rating Group: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

2008 Lifetime Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 16%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 2%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 1%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 99%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 99%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 16%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 12%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
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 1%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 8%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 6%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 99%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 98%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 3%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 3%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 99%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 19%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 16%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 5%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 87%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 94%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 99%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 99%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 94%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 6%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 96%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 97%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 2%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 1%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 99%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 99%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 98%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 90%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 16%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 12%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 94%
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 1%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 98%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 99%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 83%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 8%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 13%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 96%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 95%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 98%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 99%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 6%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 3%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 6%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 99%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 94%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 98%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 3%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 3%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 96%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 99%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 99%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 99%
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