Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
Russ Feingold 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 88%
Herb Kohl 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Ernest Hollings 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 63%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 63%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
John Breaux 63%
Thomas Daschle 63%
Chris Dodd 63%
John Edwards 63%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 63%
Daniel Inouye 63%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 63%
Paul Sarbanes 63%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 63%
Robert Byrd 57%
Kent Conrad 50%
Daniel Graham 50%
Gordon Smith 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
Kit Bond 13%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 13%
Jon Kyl 13%
Dick Lugar 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 13%
Rick Santorum 13%
Olympia Snowe 13%
Arlen Specter 13%
George Voinovich 13%
Wayne Allard 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
William Frist 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Don Nickles 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
John Warner 0%

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