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2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 78
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 40
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 89
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 40
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 89
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 30
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 90
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 60
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 90
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 30
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 50
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 88
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 30
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 38
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 89
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 70
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 80
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 44
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 88
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 90
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 50
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 30
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 30
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 90
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 30
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 30
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 44
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 40
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 78
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 40
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 50
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 40
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 90
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 90
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 83
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 90
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 88
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 89
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 90
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 40
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 40
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 30
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 90
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 89
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 89
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 30
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 90
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 90
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 90
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 70
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 50
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 60
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 70
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 90
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 90
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 30
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 89
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 30
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 40
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 40
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 90
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 83
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 100
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 89
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 90
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 88
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 50
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 100
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 88
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 33
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 30
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 90
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 38
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 90
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 90
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 90
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 89
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 90
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 70
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 80
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 44
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 88
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 90
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 80
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 90
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 89
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 20
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 50
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 80
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 30
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 30
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 90
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 90
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 30
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 30
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 44
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 40
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90
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