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2008 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
Michael McNulty 90
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 90
John Mica 50
Mike Michaud 100
Barbara Mikulski 80
Candice Miller 90
Gary Miller 38
George Miller 90
Jeff Miller 30
Brad Miller 90
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 90
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
Frank Murkowski 33
Patrick Murphy 90
Tim Murphy 90
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 40
Sue Myrick 33
Ben Nelson 67
Bill Nelson, Sr. 90
Randy Neugebauer 44
Jim Oberstar 90
Dave Obey 90
John Olver 90
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90
Ed Pastor 90
Ron Paul 10
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 40
John Peterson 44
Tom Petri 70
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40
Joe Pitts 33
Todd Platts 80
Ted Poe 20
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 89
Tom Price 20
Deborah Pryce 75
Mark Pryor 70
Adam Putnam 30
George Radanovich 40
Nick Rahall II 78
James Ramstad 80
Charlie Rangel 89
Ralph Regula 70
Denny Rehberg 60
Dave Reichert 60
Harry Reid 70
Richard Renzi 78
Silvestre Reyes 89
Thomas Reynolds 22
Laura Richardson 89
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 90
Mike Rogers 60
Dana Rohrabacher 22
Peter Roskam 40
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 70
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 30
Paul Ryan 30
John Salazar 100
Ken Salazar 80
William Sali 30
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 40
Jean Schmidt 30
Allyson Schwartz 90
Jeff Sessions III 20
Pete Sessions 30
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 10
Christopher Shays 80
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 90
Bill Shuster 30
Ike Skelton 90
Louise Slaughter 90
Gordon Smith 67
Lamar Smith 30
Olympia Snowe 67
Vic Snyder 89
Mark Souder 50
Zack Space 90
Arlen Specter 56
John Spratt, Jr. 90
Pete Stark 90
Cliff Stearns 50
Ted Stevens 50
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 30
John Sununu 56
Betty Sutton 90
Tom Tancredo 11
John Tanner 89
State Office Name Party Rating
Michael McNulty 90
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 90
John Mica 50
Mike Michaud 100
Barbara Mikulski 80
Candice Miller 90
Gary Miller 38
George Miller 90
Jeff Miller 30
Brad Miller 90
Harry Mitchell 80
Alan Mollohan 90
Dennis Moore 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 90
Frank Murkowski 33
Patrick Murphy 90
Tim Murphy 90
Jack Murtha 90
Marilyn Musgrave 40
Sue Myrick 33
Ben Nelson 67
Bill Nelson, Sr. 90
Randy Neugebauer 44
Jim Oberstar 90
Dave Obey 90
John Olver 90
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90
Ed Pastor 90
Ron Paul 10
Donald Payne 100
Steve Pearce 40
John Peterson 44
Tom Petri 70
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40
Joe Pitts 33
Todd Platts 80
Ted Poe 20
Earl Pomeroy 90
Jon Porter, Sr. 89
Tom Price 20
Deborah Pryce 75
Mark Pryor 70
Adam Putnam 30
George Radanovich 40
Nick Rahall II 78
James Ramstad 80
Charlie Rangel 89
Ralph Regula 70
Denny Rehberg 60
Dave Reichert 60
Harry Reid 70
Richard Renzi 78
Silvestre Reyes 89
Thomas Reynolds 22
Laura Richardson 89
Jay Rockefeller IV 80
Ciro Rodriguez 90
Mike Rogers 60
Dana Rohrabacher 22
Peter Roskam 40
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 70
Mike Ross 90
Steve Rothman 100
Ed Royce 30
Paul Ryan 30
John Salazar 100
Ken Salazar 80
William Sali 30
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 40
Jean Schmidt 30
Allyson Schwartz 90
Jeff Sessions III 20
Pete Sessions 30
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90
John Shadegg 10
Christopher Shays 80
Carol Shea-Porter 100
Heath Shuler 90
Bill Shuster 30
Ike Skelton 90
Louise Slaughter 90
Gordon Smith 67
Lamar Smith 30
Olympia Snowe 67
Vic Snyder 89
Mark Souder 50
Zack Space 90
Arlen Specter 56
John Spratt, Jr. 90
Pete Stark 90
Cliff Stearns 50
Ted Stevens 50
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 30
John Sununu 56
Betty Sutton 90
Tom Tancredo 11
John Tanner 89
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