Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Scott Brown 100%
Judy Biggert 94%
Bobby Bright 94%
Chris Lee 94%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 92%
Bob Bennett 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 92%
Jim Bunning 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 92%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 92%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
Dick Lugar 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
George Voinovich 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
Judd Gregg 91%
George LeMieux 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
Vern Ehlers 89%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 89%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 89%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 88%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 85%
Kit Bond 85%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 85%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 85%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
James DeMint 85%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
Steve Austria 83%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
Brian Bilbray 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 83%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 83%
Charles Djou 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 83%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 83%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 83%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 83%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 83%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 83%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 83%
Don Manzullo 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 83%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 83%
Sue Myrick 83%
Glenn Nye III 83%
Todd Platts 83%
Denny Rehberg 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 83%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 83%
Cliff Stearns 83%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 83%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 83%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 83%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 83%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 83%
Todd Akin 82%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 82%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 82%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 82%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 82%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 82%
Steve LaTourette 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 82%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 82%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 82%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 82%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 82%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 82%
Mark Souder 82%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Geoff Davis 81%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 81%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 81%
Steve Buyer 80%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 79%
Bill Young 79%
Rodney Alexander 78%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 78%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 78%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 78%
Dan Burton 78%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 78%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 78%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 78%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 78%
Travis Childers 78%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 78%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 78%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
David Dreier 78%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 78%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 78%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 78%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 78%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 78%
Tim Johnson 78%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 78%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 78%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 78%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 78%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 78%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 78%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 78%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 78%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 78%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 78%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 78%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 78%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 78%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 78%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 78%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 78%
Jean Schmidt 78%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 78%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 78%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 77%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 77%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 77%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Dan Boren 76%
Elton Gallegly 76%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 76%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 76%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 76%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 76%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 76%
Dan Lungren 76%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 76%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 76%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 76%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 75%
George Radanovich 75%
John Shadegg 75%
John Sullivan 75%
Marion Berry 73%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 73%
Todd Tiahrt 73%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 72%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
Eric Cantor 72%
Joseph Cao 72%
Mike Castle 72%
Lincoln Davis 72%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 72%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 72%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 72%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 72%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 72%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 72%
Thomas Holden 72%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 72%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 72%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 72%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 72%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 72%
Jerry Lewis 72%
Connie Mack IV 72%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 72%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 72%
Ron Paul 72%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 72%
Mike Ross 72%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 72%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 72%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 72%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 72%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 71%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 71%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 71%
Mark Critz 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 71%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 71%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 71%
John Tanner 71%
Olympia Snowe 69%
Chet Edwards 67%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 67%
John Linder 67%
Jim Marshall 67%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 67%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
Michael McMahon 67%
Walt Minnick 67%
Harry Mitchell 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
Gene Taylor 67%
Harry Teague 67%
Rick Boucher 65%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 65%
Artur Davis 63%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 63%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 62%
Jason Altmire 61%
Larry Kissell 61%
Ike Skelton 61%
Zack Space 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
John Adler 56%
Michael Arcuri 56%
Ben Chandler III 56%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 56%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 56%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 56%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
Brian Baird 53%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 53%
Melissa Bean 50%
John Boccieri 50%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
Debbie Halvorson 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 50%
Betsy Markey 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 50%
John McHugh 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Christopher Carney 47%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 47%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 47%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 47%
Scott Murphy 47%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Heath Shuler 47%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 44%
Kathy Dahlkemper 44%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 44%
Brad Ellsworth 44%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 44%
Bart Gordon 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 44%
Baron Hill 44%
Dennis Kucinich 44%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 44%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 44%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 44%
Vic Snyder 44%
Pete Stark 44%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 44%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 44%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
Bob Etheridge 41%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
Steve Kagen 41%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 41%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 41%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 41%
Alan Mollohan 41%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 41%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 39%
Shelley Berkley 39%
Leonard Boswell 39%
Dennis Cardoza 39%
Russ Carnahan 39%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 39%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 39%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 39%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 39%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 39%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 39%
Norm Dicks 39%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 39%
Steve Driehaus 39%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 39%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 39%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 39%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 39%
John Hall 39%
Jane Harman 39%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 39%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 39%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 39%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 39%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 39%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 39%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 39%
Ron Klein 39%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 39%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 39%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 39%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 39%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 39%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 39%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 39%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 39%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 39%
Dennis Moore 39%
Patrick Murphy 39%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 39%
Donald Payne 39%
Tom Perriello 39%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 39%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 39%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 39%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 39%
Mark Schauer 39%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 39%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 39%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 39%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 39%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 39%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 39%
John Spratt, Jr. 39%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 39%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 39%
Ed Towns 39%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 39%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 39%
Mel Watt 39%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 39%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 38%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 38%
Ben Nelson 38%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 35%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 35%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 35%
Jerry Costello 35%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 35%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 35%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 35%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 35%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 35%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 35%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
Silvestre Reyes 35%
Laura Richardson 35%
Steve Rothman 35%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 35%
Diane Watson 35%
Gary Ackerman 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Howard Berman 33%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 33%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 33%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 33%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 33%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 33%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 33%
Barney Frank 33%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 33%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 33%
Phil Hare 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 33%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Mary Jo Kilroy 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 33%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 33%
Brad Miller 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
Jim Oberstar 33%
John Olver 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 33%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 33%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 33%
Betty Sutton 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 33%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 33%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 33%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 33%
Anthony Weiner 33%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 33%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
Evan Bayh 31%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 31%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 31%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 31%
Dave Obey 31%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 31%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 31%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 29%
Bob Filner 29%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 29%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 29%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 29%
Bart Stupak 29%
Paul Kanjorski 28%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 28%
Paul Hodes 25%
Joe Lieberman 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Max Baucus 23%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 23%
Robert Byrd 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 15%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 15%
Bill Delahunt 15%
Chris Dodd 15%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 15%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Ted Kaufman 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 15%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 15%
Jack Murtha 14%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 13%
Robert Wexler 13%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
Kent Conrad 8%
Byron Dorgan 8%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 8%
Herb Kohl 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 8%
Arlen Specter 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
Carte Goodwin 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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