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Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jason Altmire 100
John Barrow 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
Nancy Boyda 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
Christopher Carney 100
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100
Ben Chandler III 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
Jerry Costello 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
Lincoln Davis 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
Bill Delahunt 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
Russ Feingold 100
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Paul Hodes 100
Thomas Holden 100
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
William Jefferson 100
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Dennis Kucinich 100
Steve LaTourette 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100
Mike Michaud 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
Donald Payne 100
Steve Rothman 100
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
John Salazar 100
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100
Carol Shea-Porter 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
Bart Stupak 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
Mark Udall 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
Neil Abercrombie 90
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90
Thomas Allen 90
Rob Andrews 90
Michael Arcuri 90
Joe Baca, Sr. 90
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90
Shelley Berkley 90
Jeff Bingaman 90
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90
Tim Bishop 90
Leonard Boswell 90
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 90
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90
Russ Carnahan 90
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90
John Dingell 90
Chris Dodd 90
Byron Dorgan 90
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90
Chet Edwards 90
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90
Philip English 90
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90
Bob Etheridge 90
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90
Bob Filner 90
Barney Frank 90
Charlie Gonzalez 90
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90
John Hall 90
Phil Hare 90
Tom Harkin 90
Jane Harman 90
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90
Rush Holt, Jr. 90
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90
Steve Kagen 90
Paul Kanjorski 90
Dale Kildee 90
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90
Ron Klein 90
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90
Frank Lautenberg 90
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90
Carl Levin 90
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90
Carolyn McCarthy 90
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90
Mike McIntyre 90
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90
Michael McNulty 90
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 90
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 90
George Miller 90
Brad Miller 90
Alan Mollohan 90
Dennis Moore 90
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90
Patrick Murphy 90
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 90
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90
Jack Murtha 90
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90
Jim Oberstar 90
Dave Obey 90
John Olver 90
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90
Ed Pastor 90
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90
Earl Pomeroy 90
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90
Ciro Rodriguez 90
Mike Ross 90
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90
Allyson Schwartz 90
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
Heath Shuler 90
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90
Ike Skelton 90
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 90
Zack Space 90
John Spratt, Jr. 90
Pete Stark 90
Betty Sutton 90
Ellen Tauscher 90
Gene Taylor 90
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90
John Tierney 90
Ed Towns 90
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90
Mel Watt 90
Henry Waxman 90
Anthony Weiner 90
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90
David Wu 90

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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