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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Melquiades Martinez 33
Jim Matheson 80
Carolyn McCarthy 89
Thaddeus McCotter 40
James McCrery III 0
Jim McDermott 89
John McHugh 78
Mike McIntyre 90
Buck McKeon 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80
John Mica 10
Mike Michaud 100
Barbara Mikulski 90
Candice Miller 50
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 11
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
Patrick Murphy 100
Tim Murphy 70
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 80
Randy Neugebauer 0
Barack Obama II 100
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 43
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 50
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Tom Price 0
Deborah Pryce 40
Mark Pryor 70
Adam Putnam 10
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 70
Charlie Rangel 90
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 30
Harry Reid 90
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 90
Thomas Reynolds 11
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Rogers 20
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
John Salazar 89
Ken Salazar 90
William Sali 0
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 44
Jean Schmidt 10
Allyson Schwartz 90
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 67
Heath Shuler 100
Ike Skelton 90
Louise Slaughter 100
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 70
Vic Snyder 90
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 100
Arlen Specter 50
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 30
Ted Stevens 40
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 20
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 89
Ellen Tauscher 90
Gene Taylor 70
Lee Terry 20
Todd Tiahrt 10
Pat Tiberi 30
John Tierney 100
Ed Towns 90
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89
Mark Udall 90
David Vitter 0
George Voinovich 33
James Walsh 56
Zach Wamp 30
John Warner 50
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 90
Henry Waxman 90
Jim Webb, Jr. 90
Anthony Weiner 90
David Weldon 10
Gerald Weller 33
Lynn Westmoreland 0
Robert Wexler 100
Ed Whitfield 40
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Heather Wilson 50
Frank Wolf 50
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 30

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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