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Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org

2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 20
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 100
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Brian Baird 89
Richard Hugh Baker 13
J. Gresham Barrett 11
Roscoe Bartlett 10
Max Baucus 70
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 78
Bob Bennett 30
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 90
Marion Berry 90
Judy Biggert 30
Brian Bilbray 0
Jeff Bingaman 90
Kit Bond 10
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10
Mary Bono Mack 50
Dan Boren 57
Leonard Boswell 90
Rick Boucher 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78
Nancy Boyda 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 11
Ginny Brown-Waite 30
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 10
Robert Byrd 70
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 90
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 100
Mike Castle 70
Ben Chandler III 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Norm Coleman 60
Kent Conrad 80
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 22
Robert Cramer 90
Artur Davis 90
David Davis 10
Geoff Davis 20
Lincoln Davis 89
Thomas Davis III 30
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40
Norm Dicks 89
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 10
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 80
Thelma Drake 10
David Dreier 0
Chet Edwards 90
Vern Ehlers 30
Brad Ellsworth 89
Jo Ann Emerson 60
Philip English 50
John Ensign 22
Bob Etheridge 80
Terry Everett 13
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 100
Michael Ferguson 60
Bob Filner 100
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
Barney Frank 90
Elton Gallegly 0
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Charlie Gonzalez 90
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30
Bart Gordon 90
Judd Gregg 10
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 90
Robert Hayes 60
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 90
Baron Hill 78
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 33
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 10
Thomas Holden 100
Darlene Hooley 88
Kenny Hulshof 22
Kay Hutchison 44
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20
Daniel Inouye 90
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Tim Johnson 56
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Ric Keller 30
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 90
Joseph Knollenberg 22
Herb Kohl 90
Dennis Kucinich 90
John Kuhl, Jr. 40
Jon Kyl 33
Ray LaHood 75
Nicholas Lampson 70
Tom Lantos 100
Steve LaTourette 80
Frank Lautenberg 90
Jerry Lewis 0
Ron Lewis 10
Joe Lieberman 90
Blanche Lincoln 89
John Linder 0
Trent Lott, Sr. 30
Dick Lugar 40
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 80
Don Manzullo 0
Jim Marshall 80
Melquiades Martinez 33
Thaddeus McCotter 40
James McCrery III 0
John McHugh 78
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 90
Patrick Murphy 100
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 80
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89
Ron Paul 43
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 25
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Deborah Pryce 40
George Radanovich 0
James Ramstad 70
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 30
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 90
Thomas Reynolds 11
Laura Richardson 100
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 90
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 44
Jean Schmidt 10
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 67
Heath Shuler 100
Ike Skelton 90
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 70
Vic Snyder 90
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 100
Arlen Specter 50
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 30
Ted Stevens 40
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 20
Betty Sutton 100

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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