Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 30
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 30
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 90
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 86
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 90
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 13
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 20
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 90
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 90
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 90
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 89
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 89
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 11
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 22
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 30
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 80
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 50
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 10
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 20
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 40
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 56
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 10
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 90
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 100
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 11
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 33
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 10
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 90
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 10
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 89
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 80
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 80
NA President Barack Obama II D 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 89
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 90
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 56
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 20
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 10
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 90
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 10
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 90
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 20
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 90
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 89
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 90
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 10
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 40
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 30
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 22
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 22
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 20
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 22
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 70
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 20
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 20
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 78
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 10
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 20
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 14
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 10
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 10
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 90
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 10
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 90
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 89
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 11
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 30
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 30
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 30
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 89
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 10
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 50
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 14
Neil Abercrombie 100
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
Michele Bachmann 10
Spencer Bachus 20
Brian Baird 89
Richard Hugh Baker 13
J. Gresham Barrett 11
John Barrow 70
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
Tim Bishop 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
Bruce Braley 100
Paul Broun 0
Henry Brown, Jr. 11
Ginny Brown-Waite 30
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 10
Robert Byrd 70
Dave Camp 20
John Campbell III 0
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 90
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 100
Mike Castle 70
Saxby Chambliss 20
Ben Chandler III 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Howard Coble 10
Thomas Coburn 0
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
John Dingell 90
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
Jim Gerlach 60
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Phil Gingrey 10
Charlie Gonzalez 90
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30
Bart Gordon 90
Judd Gregg 10
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 0
Phil Hare 100
Tom Harkin 100
Jane Harman 90
Doc Hastings 22
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
Rush Holt, Jr. 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
Timothy Johnson 83
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Ric Keller 30
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 11
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
Mary Landrieu 60
Tom Lantos 100
Tom Latham 30
Steve LaTourette 80
Frank Lautenberg 90
Carl Levin 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
Jim Matheson 80
Carolyn McCarthy 89
Thaddeus McCotter 40
James McCrery III 0
John McHugh 78
Mike McIntyre 90
Buck McKeon 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80
Mike Michaud 100
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 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
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 43
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 50
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Deborah Pryce 40
Mark Pryor 70
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 70
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 30
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 90
Thomas Reynolds 11
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Rogers 20
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 90
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 44
Jean Schmidt 10
Allyson Schwartz 90
José Serrano 100
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 67
Carol Shea-Porter 100
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
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 89
Ellen Tauscher 90
Gene Taylor 70
Lee Terry 20
Todd Tiahrt 10
John Tierney 100
Ed Towns 90
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89
Mark Udall 90
George Voinovich 33
James Walsh 56
Zach Wamp 30
John Warner 50
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 90
Henry Waxman 90
Jim Webb, Jr. 90
Anthony Weiner 90
David Weldon 10
Gerald Weller 33
Robert Wexler 100
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Heather Wilson 50
Frank Wolf 50
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 30

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