Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
Melissa Bean 80%
Judy Biggert 20%
Jerry Costello 100%
Rahm Emanuel 100%
Luis Gutiérrez 100%
Debbie Halvorson 25%
Phil Hare 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 36%
Mark Kirk 47%
Dan Lipinski 100%
Don Manzullo 13%
Peter Roskam 13%
Bobby Rush 100%
Aaron Schock 75%
John Shimkus 8%