Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 29%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 14%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 22%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 86%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 78%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 11%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 78%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 22%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 22%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 13%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 11%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 11%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 71%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 11%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 11%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 44%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 13%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 22%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 56%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 22%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 14%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 14%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 56%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 88%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 78%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 22%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 78%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 22%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 11%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 22%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 22%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 22%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 14%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 22%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 11%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 22%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 22%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 89%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 57%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 89%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 89%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 44%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 22%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 44%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 22%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 44%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 22%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 11%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 14%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 22%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Janet Kay Hagan D 86%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 11%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 14%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 11%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 56%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 56%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 56%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 44%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 89%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 11%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 11%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 11%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 44%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 44%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 11%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 11%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 22%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 22%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 89%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 44%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 44%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 14%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 14%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 29%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 11%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 89%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 14%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 22%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 22%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 22%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 11%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 22%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 11%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 89%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 11%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 56%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 22%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 22%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 44%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 22%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 22%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 44%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 78%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 14%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 13%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 78%
Steve Austria 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Brian Baird 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 71%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 78%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 22%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 78%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
Bobby Bright 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 100%
Joseph Cao 56%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 56%
Ben Chandler III 78%
Travis Childers 44%
Kent Conrad 86%
Jerry Costello 78%
Kathy Dahlkemper 78%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 22%
Steve Driehaus 89%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Brad Ellsworth 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 78%
Judd Gregg 14%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 78%
Baron Hill 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 67%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 22%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
Ted Kaufman 86%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Larry Kissell 67%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 89%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 67%
Dennis Kucinich 67%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 50%
George LeMieux 0%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 13%
Dick Lugar 29%
Dan Lungren 11%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Don Manzullo 22%
Betsy Markey 67%
Jim Marshall 33%
Eric Massa 67%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
Michael McMahon 89%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 67%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 44%
Harry Mitchell 78%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 80%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 22%
Ben Nelson 71%
Glenn Nye III 67%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 63%
Todd Platts 44%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
George Radanovich 11%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Silvestre Reyes 89%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 78%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 78%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 11%
Zack Space 89%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Bart Stupak 89%
John Sullivan 14%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 67%
Gene Taylor 44%
Harry Teague 56%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 17%
Zach Wamp 22%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 78%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 44%

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