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State Office Name Party Rating
John Mica 0
Mike Michaud 100
Barbara Mikulski 71
Candice Miller 0
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 0
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 100
Patrick Murphy 83
Tim Murphy 0
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 71
Bill Nelson, Sr. 57
Randy Neugebauer 0
Barack Obama II 80
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 0
John Peterson 0
Tom Petri 17
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 17
Ted Poe 0
Earl Pomeroy 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 17
Tom Price 0
Deborah Pryce 17
Mark Pryor 71
Adam Putnam 0
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 0
Charlie Rangel 100
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Dave Reichert 17
Harry Reid 71
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 83
Thomas Reynolds 0
Jay Rockefeller IV 86
Ciro Rodriguez 67
Mike Rogers 0
Dana Rohrabacher 17
Peter Roskam 0
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 33
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 0
Paul Ryan 0
John Salazar 83
Ken Salazar 71
William Sali 17
Loretta Sanchez 83
Jim Saxton 20
Jean Schmidt 0
Allyson Schwartz 100
Jeff Sessions III 29
Pete Sessions 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 60
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 33
Bill Shuster 0
Ike Skelton 100
Louise Slaughter 100
Gordon Smith 57
Lamar Smith 0
Olympia Snowe 86
Vic Snyder 67
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 67
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens 29
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 57
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 50
Lee Terry 0
Todd Tiahrt 0
State Office Name Party Rating
John Mica 0
Mike Michaud 100
Barbara Mikulski 71
Candice Miller 0
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 0
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 100
Patrick Murphy 83
Tim Murphy 0
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 71
Bill Nelson, Sr. 57
Randy Neugebauer 0
Barack Obama II 80
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 0
John Peterson 0
Tom Petri 17
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 17
Ted Poe 0
Earl Pomeroy 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 17
Tom Price 0
Deborah Pryce 17
Mark Pryor 71
Adam Putnam 0
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 0
Charlie Rangel 100
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Dave Reichert 17
Harry Reid 71
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 83
Thomas Reynolds 0
Jay Rockefeller IV 86
Ciro Rodriguez 67
Mike Rogers 0
Dana Rohrabacher 17
Peter Roskam 0
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 33
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 0
Paul Ryan 0
John Salazar 83
Ken Salazar 71
William Sali 17
Loretta Sanchez 83
Jim Saxton 20
Jean Schmidt 0
Allyson Schwartz 100
Jeff Sessions III 29
Pete Sessions 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 60
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 33
Bill Shuster 0
Ike Skelton 100
Louise Slaughter 100
Gordon Smith 57
Lamar Smith 0
Olympia Snowe 86
Vic Snyder 67
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 67
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens 29
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 57
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 50
Lee Terry 0
Todd Tiahrt 0
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