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2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 20
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 40
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 60
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 40
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 40
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 60
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 42
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 20
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 60
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 66
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 40
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 33
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 57
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 57
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 57
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 60
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 66
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 14
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 60
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 85
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 60
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 60
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 60
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 60
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 57
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 85
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 71
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 60
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 20
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 40
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 60
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 60
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 40
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 60
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 60
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 60
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 60
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 40
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 20
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 20
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 20
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 40
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 60
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 60
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 60
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 60
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 20
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 66
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 60
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 20
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 60
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 40
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 40
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 85
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 60
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 60
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 57
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 42
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 25
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 20
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 60
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 60
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 100
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 60
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 20
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 66
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 71
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 60
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 40
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 33
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 60
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 60
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 57
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 60
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 60
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 57
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 14
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 57
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 60
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 20
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 20
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 60
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 40
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 60
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 66
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 20
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 14
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 60
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 85
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 60
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 60
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 60
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 60
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 57
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40
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