Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2007-2008 Positions Retail Industry Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 60%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 40%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 80%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 40%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 100%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 0%
Artur Davis 40%
Geoff Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 40%
Chris Dodd 20%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 40%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 40%
Phil Hare 40%
Jane Harman 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Ron Klein 40%
Herb Kohl 40%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 80%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 60%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 60%
Don Manzullo 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
John McHugh 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
Brad Miller 40%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
Patrick Murphy 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 60%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 40%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Laura Richardson 40%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 40%
John Shadegg 80%
Heath Shuler 20%
Ike Skelton 40%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 40%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 80%
Betty Sutton 20%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 40%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
Ed Towns 40%
George Voinovich 100%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
Anthony Weiner 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
Bill Young 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 20%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 40%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 40%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 40%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 40%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 40%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 40%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 40%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 40%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 40%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 20%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 40%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 40%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 40%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 40%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 40%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 40%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 40%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 20%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 40%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 40%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 40%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 40%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 40%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 20%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 40%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 40%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 40%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 40%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 40%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 40%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 40%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 40%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 40%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 40%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 40%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 40%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 40%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 20%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 40%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 40%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 20%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 40%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 40%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 60%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 60%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 60%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 60%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 60%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 80%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 80%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 60%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 60%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 60%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 80%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 60%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 60%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 60%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 40%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 60%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 60%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 60%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 60%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 60%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 60%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 60%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 60%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 60%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 40%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 60%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%

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