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2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
Shelley Berkley 90
Howard Berman 89
Marion Berry 80
Joe Biden, Jr. 88
Judy Biggert 40
Brian Bilbray 40
Jeff Bingaman 90
Tim Bishop 90
John Boehner 20
Kit Bond 56
Jo Bonner, Jr. 30
Mary Bono Mack 56
Dan Boren 80
Leonard Boswell 90
Rick Boucher 89
Charles Boustany, Jr. 40
Barbara Boxer 89
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70
Nancy Boyda 100
Bob Brady 90
Bruce Braley 89
Paul Broun 11
Corrine Brown 89
Henry Brown, Jr. 40
Sam Brownback 50
Ginny Brown-Waite 50
Jim Bunning 40
Dan Burton 30
Steve Buyer 67
Robert Byrd 78
Dave Camp 50
John Campbell III 14
Chris Cannon 20
Eric Cantor 20
Lois Capps 90
Mike Capuano 90
Dennis Cardoza 80
Russ Carnahan 90
Christopher Carney 100
Julia Carson 88
Mike Castle 70
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100
Saxby Chambliss 40
Ben Chandler III 100
Travis Childers 83
Howard Coble 22
Thomas Coburn 0
Thad Cochran 40
Norm Coleman 43
Kent Conrad 78
John Conyers, Jr. 100
Robert Corker 20
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 38
Robert Cramer 89
Ander Crenshaw 50
Joe Crowley 90
Barbara Cubin 0
John Culberson 50
Elijah Cummings 90
Artur Davis 80
David Davis 50
Geoff Davis 40
Lincoln Davis 100
Thomas Davis III 38
Nathan Deal 20
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 11
Charlie Dent 70
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70
Norm Dicks 89
John Dingell 90
Chris Dodd 90
Elizabeth Dole 70
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 80
John Doolittle 33
Byron Dorgan 90
Thelma Drake 50
David Dreier 30
John Duncan, Jr. 40
Chet Edwards 90
Vern Ehlers 60
Brad Ellsworth 80
Rahm Emanuel 89
Jo Ann Emerson 70
Philip English 90
John Ensign 20
Bob Etheridge 90
Terry Everett 29
Mary Fallin 30
Sam Farr 89
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90
Tom Feeney 40
Russ Feingold 100
Michael Ferguson 40
Bob Filner 90
Jeff Flake 20
Randy Forbes 40
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
State Office Name Party Rating
Shelley Berkley 90
Howard Berman 89
Marion Berry 80
Joe Biden, Jr. 88
Judy Biggert 40
Brian Bilbray 40
Jeff Bingaman 90
Tim Bishop 90
John Boehner 20
Kit Bond 56
Jo Bonner, Jr. 30
Mary Bono Mack 56
Dan Boren 80
Leonard Boswell 90
Rick Boucher 89
Charles Boustany, Jr. 40
Barbara Boxer 89
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70
Nancy Boyda 100
Bob Brady 90
Bruce Braley 89
Paul Broun 11
Corrine Brown 89
Henry Brown, Jr. 40
Sam Brownback 50
Ginny Brown-Waite 50
Jim Bunning 40
Dan Burton 30
Steve Buyer 67
Robert Byrd 78
Dave Camp 50
John Campbell III 14
Chris Cannon 20
Eric Cantor 20
Lois Capps 90
Mike Capuano 90
Dennis Cardoza 80
Russ Carnahan 90
Christopher Carney 100
Julia Carson 88
Mike Castle 70
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100
Saxby Chambliss 40
Ben Chandler III 100
Travis Childers 83
Howard Coble 22
Thomas Coburn 0
Thad Cochran 40
Norm Coleman 43
Kent Conrad 78
John Conyers, Jr. 100
Robert Corker 20
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 38
Robert Cramer 89
Ander Crenshaw 50
Joe Crowley 90
Barbara Cubin 0
John Culberson 50
Elijah Cummings 90
Artur Davis 80
David Davis 50
Geoff Davis 40
Lincoln Davis 100
Thomas Davis III 38
Nathan Deal 20
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 11
Charlie Dent 70
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70
Norm Dicks 89
John Dingell 90
Chris Dodd 90
Elizabeth Dole 70
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 80
John Doolittle 33
Byron Dorgan 90
Thelma Drake 50
David Dreier 30
John Duncan, Jr. 40
Chet Edwards 90
Vern Ehlers 60
Brad Ellsworth 80
Rahm Emanuel 89
Jo Ann Emerson 70
Philip English 90
John Ensign 20
Bob Etheridge 90
Terry Everett 29
Mary Fallin 30
Sam Farr 89
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90
Tom Feeney 40
Russ Feingold 100
Michael Ferguson 40
Bob Filner 90
Jeff Flake 20
Randy Forbes 40
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
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