Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2007-2008 Positions Retail Industry Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
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 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 60%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 60%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 40%
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 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
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 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 40%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 40%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 40%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 60%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 40%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 60%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 40%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 60%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 40%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 60%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 40%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 40%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 40%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 40%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 40%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 40%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 40%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 40%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 20%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 40%
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 40%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 40%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 40%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 40%
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