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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
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 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
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
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 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
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 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
Charles Hagel 20
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

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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