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Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 78
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 40
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 40
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 89
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 30
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 60
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 30
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 30
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 88
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 30
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 38
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 89
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 44
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 88
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 90
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 30
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 30
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 30
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 44
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 40
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 30
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 40
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 30
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 44
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 30
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 30
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 40
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 22
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 30
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 89
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 38
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 30
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 30
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 30
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 30
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 30
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 44
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 30
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 50
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 50
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 89
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 90
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 90
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 30
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 30
Neil Abercrombie 90
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90
Todd Akin 30
Rodney Alexander 30
Wayne Allard 30
Thomas Allen 90
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 90
Michael Arcuri 90
Joe Baca, Sr. 90
Michele Bachmann 40
Spencer Bachus 30
Kay Bailey Hutchison 40
Brian Baird 78
J. Gresham Barrett 20
John Barrow 100
Roscoe Bartlett 40

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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