Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Chris Lee 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 93%
Vern Ehlers 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 93%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 93%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 93%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 93%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 93%
Todd Platts 93%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 93%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 93%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 93%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 93%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
Zach Wamp 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 93%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
Steve Austria 87%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 87%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Dan Boren 87%
Bobby Bright 87%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 87%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 87%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 87%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 87%
Geoff Davis 87%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 87%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 87%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 87%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 87%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 87%
Tim Johnson 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 87%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 87%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 87%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 87%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 87%
Walt Minnick 87%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 87%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 87%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 87%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 87%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 87%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 87%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 87%
Mark Souder 87%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 87%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 87%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 86%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kit Bond 86%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 86%
David Dreier 86%
John Ensign 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 86%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 86%
Dick Lugar 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
Olympia Snowe 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 86%
George Voinovich 86%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 83%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Bill Barrett 82%
Rodney Alexander 80%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 80%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 80%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 80%
Mike Castle 80%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 80%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 80%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 80%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 80%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 80%
Dan Lungren 80%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 80%
Harry Mitchell 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
Sue Myrick 80%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 80%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80%
Denny Rehberg 80%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 80%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 80%
Mike Ross 80%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
Linda Smith 80%
Neal Smith 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 80%
Bill Young 80%
Marion Berry 79%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 79%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 79%
Elton Gallegly 79%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 79%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 79%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 77%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 77%
George Radanovich 77%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
Todd Akin 73%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 73%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 73%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 73%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Dan Burton 73%
Joseph Cao 73%
Travis Childers 73%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 73%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 73%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 73%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 73%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 73%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 73%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 73%
Wally Herger, Jr. 73%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 73%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 73%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 73%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 73%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 73%
John Linder 73%
Connie Mack IV 73%
Don Manzullo 73%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 73%
Betsy Markey 73%
Jim Marshall 73%
Eric Massa 73%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 73%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 73%
John Miller 73%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 73%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 73%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 73%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 73%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 73%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 73%
Ike Skelton 73%
Gene Taylor 73%
Harry Teague 73%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 73%
Rick Boucher 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 71%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 71%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 71%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 71%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 71%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 71%
James DeMint 71%
Floyd Flake 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
Judd Gregg 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
Jon Kyl 71%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 71%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 71%
Frank Murkowski 71%
Ben Nelson 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 71%
Jean Schmidt 71%
John Shadegg 71%
Arlen Specter 71%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 71%
Ben Chandler III 69%
John Sullivan 69%
Jim Bunning 67%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 67%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 67%
Glenn Nye III 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Ron Paul 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 64%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 64%
Scott Murphy 64%
Zack Space 64%
Jason Altmire 60%
John Boccieri 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60%
Debbie Halvorson 60%
Baron Hill 60%
Thomas Holden 60%
Larry Kissell 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 60%
Brian Baird 57%
Max Baucus 57%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 57%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 57%
Robert Byrd 57%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 57%
Byron Dorgan 57%
Kay Hutchison 57%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 57%
Tom Perriello 57%
David Pryor 57%
John Tanner 57%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 57%
Michael Arcuri 53%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 53%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 53%
Bart Gordon 53%
Suzanne Kosmas 53%
Michael McMahon 53%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Earl Pomeroy 53%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 53%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 53%
Heath Shuler 53%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 53%
Christopher Carney 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Artur Davis 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
John Adler 47%
Leonard Boswell 47%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 47%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Steve Driehaus 47%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
Jane Harman 47%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 47%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 47%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 47%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 47%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 47%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 47%
John Spratt, Jr. 47%
Bart Stupak 47%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 47%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 47%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 45%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 45%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Evan Bayh 43%
Jeff Bingaman 43%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 43%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 43%
Roland Burris 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 43%
Chris Dodd 43%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 43%
Russ Feingold 43%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 43%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 43%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 43%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Steve Kagen 43%
Ted Kaufman 43%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 43%
Herb Kohl 43%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 43%
Frank Lautenberg 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 43%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 43%
Joe Lieberman 43%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 43%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 43%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 43%
Patrick Murphy 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 43%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 43%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 43%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 43%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 43%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 43%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
Pete Stark 43%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 43%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 43%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 43%
Jim Webb, Jr. 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 43%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
Jack Murtha 42%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Shelley Berkley 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 40%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 40%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 40%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 40%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 40%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
John Hall 40%
Phil Hare 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 40%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
Ron Klein 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 40%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
John McHugh 40%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 40%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 40%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 40%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 40%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
Mark Schauer 40%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 40%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 40%
Ed Towns 40%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 40%
Melissa Bean 36%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 36%
Henry Gonzalez 36%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 36%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 36%
Paul Hodes 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 36%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 36%
Joseph Kennedy II 36%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 36%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 36%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 36%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 36%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 36%
Jim Oberstar 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 36%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 36%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 36%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 36%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 36%
Mel Watt 36%
Gary Ackerman 33%
Thomas Andrews 33%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
Howard Berman 33%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
Julia Carson 33%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 33%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 33%
William Clay, Sr. 33%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 33%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 33%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 33%
Bob Filner 33%
Barney Frank 33%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 33%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 33%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 33%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Mary Jo Kilroy 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 33%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 33%
Brad Miller 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 33%
Donald Payne 33%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 33%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 33%
Betty Sutton 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 33%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 33%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 33%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
Diane Watson 33%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 33%
Anthony Weiner 33%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 33%
Robert Wexler 33%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 31%
Laura Richardson 31%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 29%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 29%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 29%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 29%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 14%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%

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