Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office Name Party Rating
Thomas Coburn 96%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 95%
James DeMint 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 93%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 93%
John Campbell III 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 92%
Ron Paul 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 91%
NH U.S. Senate-Jr Kelly Ayotte R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 91%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 91%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 91%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 91%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 90%
Joe Walsh 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 89%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 89%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 89%
Jon Kyl 89%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 89%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 89%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 88%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 88%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 88%
Cliff Stearns 88%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 88%
Paul Broun 87%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 87%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 87%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 87%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 87%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 87%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 87%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
Ben Quayle 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 86%
Dan Burton 85%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
KS U.S. House-1 Tim Huelskamp R 85%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 85%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 85%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 85%
Connie Mack IV 85%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 85%
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
Steve Southerland 85%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 84%
Howard Coble 84%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 84%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Dick Lugar 84%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 84%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 84%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 84%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 84%
MI U.S. House-1 Dan Benishek R 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 83%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 83%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 83%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 83%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 83%
Tom Petri 83%
KS U.S. House-4 Mike Pompeo R 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 83%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 83%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 83%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 82%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 82%
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 82%
Gary Miller 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 82%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 82%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 81%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 81%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 81%
Phil Gingrey 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 81%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 81%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 81%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 80%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 80%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 80%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 80%
Todd Akin 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 79%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 79%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 79%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 78%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 78%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 78%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 78%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 78%
Tim Johnson 78%
Jack Kingston 78%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 78%
Sue Myrick 78%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 78%
IN U.S. House-9 Todd Young R 78%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 77%
NH U.S. House-1 Frank Guinta R 77%
Ralph Hall 77%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 77%
Mike Johanns 77%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 77%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 77%
FL U.S. House-11 Rich Nugent R 77%
Jean Schmidt 77%
John Sullivan 77%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 77%
Sandy Adams 76%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 76%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 76%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 76%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 76%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 76%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 76%
VA U.S. House-2 Scott Rigell R 76%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 76%
Michele Bachmann 75%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 75%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 75%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 75%
Alan Nunnelee 75%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 75%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 75%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 75%
Lee Terry 75%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 75%
Allen West 75%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 74%
Francisco Canseco 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 74%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 74%
TN U.S. House-8 Stephen Fincher R 74%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 74%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 74%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 74%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 74%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 74%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 74%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 74%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 74%
Steve Austria 73%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 73%
NC U.S. House-2 Renee Ellmers R 73%
Elton Gallegly 73%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 73%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 73%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 73%
Mike Rogers 73%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 73%
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 73%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 72%
Geoff Davis 72%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 72%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 72%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Rick Berg 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 71%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 71%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 71%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 71%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 71%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 71%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 71%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 71%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 71%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 70%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 70%
Dave Camp 70%
Dan Lungren 70%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 70%
Denny Rehberg 70%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 70%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 70%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 69%
Chip Cravaack 69%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 69%
Nan Hayworth 69%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 69%
Buck McKeon 69%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 69%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 69%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 69%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 68%
Charlie Bass 68%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 68%
NY U.S. House-19 Chris Gibson R 68%
Doc Hastings 68%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 68%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Bobby Schilling 68%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 68%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 68%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 68%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 67%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 67%
Todd Platts 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
Bill Young 67%
Judy Biggert 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 66%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 66%
IL U.S. House-10 Bob Dold R 66%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66%
Jim Gerlach 66%
NV U.S. House-3 Joe Heck, Jr. R 66%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 66%
David Rivera 66%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 66%
Aaron Schock 66%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 65%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 65%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
Tom Latham 65%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 65%
Jon Runyan 65%
David Dreier 64%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House-22 Richard Hanna R 64%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 64%
Frank Wolf 64%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 64%
Michael Grimm 63%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62%
Steve LaTourette 61%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 61%
Scott Brown 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
Dan Boren 56%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
Jim Matheson 47%
Mike Ross 46%
Mike McIntyre 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
Jason Altmire 35%
John Barrow 35%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 35%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 34%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
Thomas Holden 32%
Ben Chandler III 31%
Leonard Boswell 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 30%
Jerry Costello 29%
Ben Nelson 29%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 28%
Heath Shuler 28%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 27%
Nick Rahall II 26%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 25%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 24%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 23%
Bill Owens 23%
Mark Critz 22%
Joe Lieberman 22%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 22%
Bruce Braley 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
Larry Kissell 21%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 21%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
Barney Frank 20%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 20%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 19%
Mike Michaud 19%
George Miller 19%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 19%
Pete Stark 19%
Lynn Woolsey 19%
David Wu 19%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 18%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 18%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 18%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 18%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 18%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 17%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 17%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 17%
Laura Richardson 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 16%
DE U.S. House-At-Large John Carney, Jr. D 16%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 16%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 16%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 16%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 16%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 16%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 16%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 16%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 16%
John Olver 16%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 16%
Mark Pryor 16%
Silvestre Reyes 16%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 16%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 16%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 16%
Ed Towns 16%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 15%
Hansen Clarke 15%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 15%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 15%
Bob Filner 15%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 15%
Rush Holt, Jr. 15%
Mary Landrieu 15%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 15%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 15%
John Tierney 15%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 15%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 15%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 15%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 15%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 14%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 14%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 14%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 14%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 14%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 14%
Jim Moran, Jr. 14%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 14%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 14%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 14%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
Mark Udall 14%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 14%
Mark Begich 13%
Tim Bishop 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 13%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 13%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 13%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 13%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 13%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 13%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 13%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 13%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 13%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 13%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
Howard Berman 12%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 12%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 12%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 12%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 12%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
Kay Hagan 12%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 12%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 12%
Herb Kohl 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 12%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 12%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 12%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 12%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 12%
Donald Payne 12%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 12%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 12%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 12%
Allyson Schwartz 12%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 12%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 12%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 12%
Betty Sutton 12%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Max Baucus 11%
Shelley Berkley 11%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 11%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 11%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
Daniel Inouye 11%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 11%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
Ed Pastor 11%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 11%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 11%
Mel Watt 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
Rob Andrews 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
Norm Dicks 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
Carolyn McCarthy 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 9%
Russ Carnahan 9%
Kent Conrad 9%
John Dingell 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 9%
Colleen Hanabusa 9%
Tom Harkin 9%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 9%
Timothy Johnson 9%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 9%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 9%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 9%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 9%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 8%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 8%
Brad Miller 8%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Steve Rothman 8%
Carl Levin 7%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 7%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 7%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 6%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 6%
Dale Kildee 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 6%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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