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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2001-2004 Positions

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

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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