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2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
Barney Frank 90
Trent Franks 30
Rodney Frelinghuysen 40
Elton Gallegly 50
Scott Garrett 20
Jim Gerlach 67
Gabrielle Giffords 80
Wayne Gilchrest 89
Phil Gingrey 20
Charlie Gonzalez 90
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40
Bob Goodlatte 40
Bart Gordon 88
Gene Green 100
Judd Gregg 22
Luis Gutiérrez 88
Charles Hagel 14
John Hall 90
Ralph Hall 50
Phil Hare 90
Tom Harkin 90
Jane Harman 90
Doc Hastings 40
Orrin Hatch 30
Robert Hayes 70
Dean Heller 40
Jeb Hensarling 30
Wally Herger, Jr. 20
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 89
David Lee Hobson 50
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 30
Tim Holden 100
Rush Holt, Jr. 90
Mike Honda 90
Darlene Hooley 89
Kenny Hulshof 33
Duncan Hunter 50
Kay Hutchison 40
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30
Daniel Inouye 78
Johnny Isakson 30
Steve Israel 90
Darrell Issa 40
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90
William Jefferson 100
Sam Johnson 40
Tim Johnson 60
Timothy Johnson 70
Walter Jones, Jr. 70
Steve Kagen 90
Paul Kanjorski 90
Richard Keller 56
Patrick Kennedy 89
John Kerry 89
Dale Kildee 90
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90
Jack Kingston 20
Mark Kirk 60
Ron Klein 90
John Kline 30
Joseph Knollenberg 60
Herb Kohl 80
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 33
Jon Kyl 0
Ray LaHood 78
Nicholas Lampson 80
Mary Landrieu 70
Tom Latham 60
Steve LaTourette 100
Frank Lautenberg 90
Carl Levin 90
Sandy Levin 90
Jerry Lewis 30
John Lewis 90
Ron Lewis 56
Joe Lieberman 70
Blanche Lincoln 60
John Linder 20
Frank LoBiondo 80
Dick Lugar 40
Dan Lungren 10
Connie Mack IV 33
Tim Mahoney 80
Don Manzullo 50
Jim Marshall 70
Melquiades Martinez 50
Jim Matheson 80
Carolyn McCarthy 90
Claire McCaskill 70
Thaddeus McCotter 60
James McCrery III 50
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 80
Mike McIntyre 90
Buck McKeon 30
State Office Name Party Rating
Barney Frank 90
Trent Franks 30
Rodney Frelinghuysen 40
Elton Gallegly 50
Scott Garrett 20
Jim Gerlach 67
Gabrielle Giffords 80
Wayne Gilchrest 89
Phil Gingrey 20
Charlie Gonzalez 90
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40
Bob Goodlatte 40
Bart Gordon 88
Gene Green 100
Judd Gregg 22
Luis Gutiérrez 88
Charles Hagel 14
John Hall 90
Ralph Hall 50
Phil Hare 90
Tom Harkin 90
Jane Harman 90
Doc Hastings 40
Orrin Hatch 30
Robert Hayes 70
Dean Heller 40
Jeb Hensarling 30
Wally Herger, Jr. 20
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 89
David Lee Hobson 50
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 30
Tim Holden 100
Rush Holt, Jr. 90
Mike Honda 90
Darlene Hooley 89
Kenny Hulshof 33
Duncan Hunter 50
Kay Hutchison 40
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30
Daniel Inouye 78
Johnny Isakson 30
Steve Israel 90
Darrell Issa 40
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90
William Jefferson 100
Sam Johnson 40
Tim Johnson 60
Timothy Johnson 70
Walter Jones, Jr. 70
Steve Kagen 90
Paul Kanjorski 90
Richard Keller 56
Patrick Kennedy 89
John Kerry 89
Dale Kildee 90
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90
Jack Kingston 20
Mark Kirk 60
Ron Klein 90
John Kline 30
Joseph Knollenberg 60
Herb Kohl 80
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 33
Jon Kyl 0
Ray LaHood 78
Nicholas Lampson 80
Mary Landrieu 70
Tom Latham 60
Steve LaTourette 100
Frank Lautenberg 90
Carl Levin 90
Sandy Levin 90
Jerry Lewis 30
John Lewis 90
Ron Lewis 56
Joe Lieberman 70
Blanche Lincoln 60
John Linder 20
Frank LoBiondo 80
Dick Lugar 40
Dan Lungren 10
Connie Mack IV 33
Tim Mahoney 80
Don Manzullo 50
Jim Marshall 70
Melquiades Martinez 50
Jim Matheson 80
Carolyn McCarthy 90
Claire McCaskill 70
Thaddeus McCotter 60
James McCrery III 50
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 80
Mike McIntyre 90
Buck McKeon 30
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