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Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 38%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 98%
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris Democratic 98%
IL State House - 15 John D'Amico Democratic 89%
IL State House - 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 91%
IL State House - 23 Michael Zalewski Democratic 68%
IL State House - 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 96%
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita Democratic 97%
IL State House - 30 Will Davis Democratic 95%
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 95%
IL State House - 32 André Thapedi Democratic 95%
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 78%
IL State House - 53 Mark Walker Democratic 55%
IL State House - 80 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 95%
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin Republican 33%
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer Republican 13%
IL State House - 92 Jehan Gordon-Booth Democratic 55%
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady Republican 30%
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 92%
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 90%
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 97%
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 94%
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 97%
IL State Senate - 7 Heather Steans Democratic 95%
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 92%
IL State Senate - 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 96%
IL State Senate - 30 Terry Link Democratic 96%
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson Republican 21%
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon Democratic 98%
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 88%
IL State Senate - 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican 25%
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler Democratic 93%
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy Republican 43%
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose Republican 29%
IL State Senate - 55 Dale Righter Republican 24%
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul Democratic 93%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 87%
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 97%
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 29%
IL Supervisor - At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 93%
IL Supervisor - At-Large Al Riley Democratic 96%
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 97%
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic 93%
IL Board Member - 20 Sidney Mathias 45%
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 25%
IL Chair - At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 14%
Edward Acevedo 96%
Pamela Althoff 34%
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 98%
Suzanne Bassi 21%
Melissa Bean 78%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 31%
Dan Beiser 83%
Patricia Bellock 18%
Maria Berrios 98%
Judy Biggert 14%
Robert Biggins 25%
Tim Bivins 40%
William Black 29%
Michael Boland 88%
Larry Bomke 48%
Michael Bond 68%
John Bradley 77%
Rich Brauer 35%
James Brosnahan 88%
Daniel Burke 93%
William Burns 95%
J. Burzynski 21%
John Cavaletto 40%
Linda Chapa LaVia 90%
James Clayborne II 95%
Sandy Cole 30%
Annazette Collins 87%
Marlow Colvin 98%
Michael Connelly 5%
Jerry Costello 92%
Elizabeth Coulson 39%
Tom Cross 28%
John Cullerton 92%
Shane Cultra 8%
Barbara Currie 95%
Gary Dahl 24%
Monique Davis 94%
James DeLeo 92%
William Delgado 98%
Deanna Demuzio 92%
Kirk Dillard 28%
Dan Duffy 20%
Lisa Dugan 77%
Kenneth Dunkin 86%
Roger Eddy 16%
Keith Farnham 55%
Robert Flider 96%
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 97%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 98%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 96%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 97%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 92%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 38%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 20%
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford D 98%
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris D 98%
IL State House - 15 John D'Amico D 89%
IL State House - 22 Michael Madigan D 91%
IL State House - 23 Michael Zalewski D 68%
IL State House - 24 Elizabeth Hernandez D 96%
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita D 97%
IL State House - 30 Will Davis D 95%
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers D 95%
IL State House - 32 André Thapedi D 95%
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo D 78%
IL State House - 53 Mark Walker D 55%
IL State House - 80 Anthony DeLuca D 95%
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin R 33%
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer R 13%
IL State House - 92 Jehan Gordon-Booth D 55%
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady R 30%
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman D 92%
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz D 90%
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter D 97%
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford D 94%
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz D 97%
IL State Senate - 7 Heather Steans D 95%
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins D 92%
IL State Senate - 20 Iris Martinez D 96%
IL State Senate - 30 Terry Link D 96%
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson R 21%
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon D 98%
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes D 88%
IL State Senate - 44 Bill Brady, Jr. R 25%
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler D 93%
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy R 43%
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose R 29%
IL State Senate - 55 Dale Righter R 24%
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul D 93%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino D 87%
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza D 97%
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro R 29%
IL Supervisor - At-Large M. Maggie Crotty D 93%
IL Supervisor - At-Large Al Riley D 96%
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 97%
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs D 93%
IL Board Member - 20 Sidney Mathias 45%
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 25%
IL Chair - At-Large Christopher Lauzen R 14%
Edward Acevedo 96%
Pamela Althoff 34%
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 98%
Suzanne Bassi 21%
Melissa Bean 78%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 31%
Dan Beiser 83%
Patricia Bellock 18%
Maria Berrios 98%
Judy Biggert 14%
Robert Biggins 25%
Tim Bivins 40%
William Black 29%
Michael Boland 88%
Larry Bomke 48%
Michael Bond 68%
John Bradley 77%
Rich Brauer 35%
James Brosnahan 88%
Daniel Burke 93%
William Burns 95%
J. Burzynski 21%
John Cavaletto 40%
Linda Chapa LaVia 90%
James Clayborne II 95%
Sandy Cole 30%
Annazette Collins 87%
Marlow Colvin 98%
Michael Connelly 5%
Jerry Costello 92%
Elizabeth Coulson 39%
Tom Cross 28%
John Cullerton 92%
Shane Cultra 8%
Barbara Currie 95%
Gary Dahl 24%
Monique Davis 94%
James DeLeo 92%
William Delgado 98%
Deanna Demuzio 92%
Kirk Dillard 28%
Dan Duffy 20%
Lisa Dugan 77%
Kenneth Dunkin 86%
Roger Eddy 16%
Keith Farnham 55%
Robert Flider 96%
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