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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
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 10
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 40
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 30
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 20
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 60
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 22
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 90
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 70
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 83
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 20
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 78
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 14
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 10
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 10
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 80
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 30
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 90
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 22
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 30
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 10
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 14
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

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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