Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2001-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 92%
Russ Feingold 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 89%
Max Baucus 83%
Robert Byrd 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 83%
Kent Conrad 83%
Byron Dorgan 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Daniel Inouye 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
Herb Kohl 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 83%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 58%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Ben Nelson 33%
Evan Bayh 25%
Judd Gregg 8%
Olympia Snowe 8%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kit Bond 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
William Frist 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%

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