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2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 90
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 60
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 30
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 40
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 70
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 30
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 44
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 30
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 40
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 30
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 40
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 22
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 30
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 89
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 38
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 90
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 44
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 30
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 50
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 50
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 89
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 90
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 90
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 30
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 30
Neil Abercrombie 90
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90
Todd Akin 30
Rodney Alexander 30
Wayne Allard 30
Thomas Allen 90
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 90
Michael Arcuri 90
Joe Baca, Sr. 90
Michele Bachmann 40
Spencer Bachus 30
Brian Baird 78
J. Gresham Barrett 20
John Barrow 100
Roscoe Bartlett 40
Joe Barton 60
Max Baucus 70
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 80
Bob Bennett 30
State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 90
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 90
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 90
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 88
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 60
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 90
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 90
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 90
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 90
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 88
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 90
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 89
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 90
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 80
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 40
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 30
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 40
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 70
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 90
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 30
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 44
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 30
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 40
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 90
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 90
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 90
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 90
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 90
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 38
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 30
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 40
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 22
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 30
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 67
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 89
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 38
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 30
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 20
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 90
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 50
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 30
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 30
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 30
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 30
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 30
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 90
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 89
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 44
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 30
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 50
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 90
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 90
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 90
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 50
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 89
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 90
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 90
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 90
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 30
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 30
Neil Abercrombie 90
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90
Todd Akin 30
Rodney Alexander 30
Wayne Allard 30
Thomas Allen 90
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 90
Michael Arcuri 90
Joe Baca, Sr. 90
Michele Bachmann 40
Spencer Bachus 30
Brian Baird 78
J. Gresham Barrett 20
John Barrow 100
Roscoe Bartlett 40
Joe Barton 60
Max Baucus 70
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 80
Bob Bennett 30
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