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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2001-2004 Positions

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

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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