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2007 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
Judy Biggert 17
Brian Bilbray 0
Jeff Bingaman 86
Tim Bishop 100
John Boehner 0
Kit Bond 14
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 33
Leonard Boswell 83
Rick Boucher 100
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0
Barbara Boxer 67
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67
Nancy Boyda 67
Bob Brady 100
Bruce Braley 100
Paul Broun 0
Corrine Brown 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Sam Brownback 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Jim Bunning 33
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 71
Dave Camp 0
John Campbell III 0
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Lois Capps 100
Mike Capuano 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 50
Mike Castle 33
Saxby Chambliss 17
Ben Chandler III 67
Hillary Clinton 67
Howard Coble 0
Thomas Coburn 29
Thad Cochran 14
Norm Coleman 29
Kent Conrad 86
John Conyers, Jr. 100
Robert Corker 14
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 33
Robert Cramer 33
Ander Crenshaw 0
Joe Crowley 100
Barbara Cubin 0
John Culberson 0
Elijah Cummings 100
Artur Davis 67
David Davis 17
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 17
Thomas Davis III 0
Nathan Deal 0
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 29
Charlie Dent 17
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33
Norm Dicks 100
John Dingell 100
Chris Dodd 67
Elizabeth Dole 29
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 50
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 100
Thelma Drake 0
David Dreier 0
John Duncan, Jr. 17
Chet Edwards 67
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 50
Rahm Emanuel 100
Jo Ann Emerson 0
Philip English 17
John Ensign 14
Bob Etheridge 83
Terry Everett 0
Mary Fallin 0
Sam Farr 100
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 86
Michael Ferguson 17
Bob Filner 100
Jeff Flake 17
Randy Forbes 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank 100
Trent Franks 0
Rodney Frelinghuysen 17
Elton Gallegly 0
Scott Garrett 0
Jim Gerlach 17
State Office Name Party Rating
Judy Biggert 17
Brian Bilbray 0
Jeff Bingaman 86
Tim Bishop 100
John Boehner 0
Kit Bond 14
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 33
Leonard Boswell 83
Rick Boucher 100
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0
Barbara Boxer 67
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67
Nancy Boyda 67
Bob Brady 100
Bruce Braley 100
Paul Broun 0
Corrine Brown 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Sam Brownback 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Jim Bunning 33
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 71
Dave Camp 0
John Campbell III 0
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Lois Capps 100
Mike Capuano 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 50
Mike Castle 33
Saxby Chambliss 17
Ben Chandler III 67
Hillary Clinton 67
Howard Coble 0
Thomas Coburn 29
Thad Cochran 14
Norm Coleman 29
Kent Conrad 86
John Conyers, Jr. 100
Robert Corker 14
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 33
Robert Cramer 33
Ander Crenshaw 0
Joe Crowley 100
Barbara Cubin 0
John Culberson 0
Elijah Cummings 100
Artur Davis 67
David Davis 17
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 17
Thomas Davis III 0
Nathan Deal 0
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 29
Charlie Dent 17
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33
Norm Dicks 100
John Dingell 100
Chris Dodd 67
Elizabeth Dole 29
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 50
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 100
Thelma Drake 0
David Dreier 0
John Duncan, Jr. 17
Chet Edwards 67
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 50
Rahm Emanuel 100
Jo Ann Emerson 0
Philip English 17
John Ensign 14
Bob Etheridge 83
Terry Everett 0
Mary Fallin 0
Sam Farr 100
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 86
Michael Ferguson 17
Bob Filner 100
Jeff Flake 17
Randy Forbes 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank 100
Trent Franks 0
Rodney Frelinghuysen 17
Elton Gallegly 0
Scott Garrett 0
Jim Gerlach 17
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