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2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
Barbara Mikulski 90
Candice Miller 50
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 11
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
Patrick Murphy 100
Tim Murphy 70
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 80
Bill Nelson, Sr. 90
Randy Neugebauer 0
Barack Obama II 100
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 43
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 0
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 50
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 60
Ted Poe 14
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Tom Price 0
Deborah Pryce 40
Mark Pryor 70
Adam Putnam 10
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 70
Charlie Rangel 90
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 30
Dave Reichert 50
Harry Reid 90
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 90
Thomas Reynolds 11
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Rogers 20
Dana Rohrabacher 0
Peter Roskam 10
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 50
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 11
Paul Ryan 10
John Salazar 89
Ken Salazar 90
William Sali 0
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 44
Jean Schmidt 10
Allyson Schwartz 90
Jeff Sessions III 10
Pete Sessions 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 67
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 100
Bill Shuster 22
Ike Skelton 90
Louise Slaughter 100
Gordon Smith 40
Lamar Smith 11
Olympia Snowe 70
Vic Snyder 90
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 100
Arlen Specter 50
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 30
Ted Stevens 40
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 20
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 89
Ellen Tauscher 90
Gene Taylor 70
Lee Terry 20
Todd Tiahrt 10
Pat Tiberi 30
State Office Name Party Rating
Barbara Mikulski 90
Candice Miller 50
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 11
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
Patrick Murphy 100
Tim Murphy 70
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 80
Bill Nelson, Sr. 90
Randy Neugebauer 0
Barack Obama II 100
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 43
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 0
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 50
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 60
Ted Poe 14
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Tom Price 0
Deborah Pryce 40
Mark Pryor 70
Adam Putnam 10
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 70
Charlie Rangel 90
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 30
Dave Reichert 50
Harry Reid 90
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 90
Thomas Reynolds 11
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Rogers 20
Dana Rohrabacher 0
Peter Roskam 10
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 50
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 11
Paul Ryan 10
John Salazar 89
Ken Salazar 90
William Sali 0
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 44
Jean Schmidt 10
Allyson Schwartz 90
Jeff Sessions III 10
Pete Sessions 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 67
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 100
Bill Shuster 22
Ike Skelton 90
Louise Slaughter 100
Gordon Smith 40
Lamar Smith 11
Olympia Snowe 70
Vic Snyder 90
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 100
Arlen Specter 50
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 30
Ted Stevens 40
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 20
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 89
Ellen Tauscher 90
Gene Taylor 70
Lee Terry 20
Todd Tiahrt 10
Pat Tiberi 30
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