Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 16%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 16%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 66%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 91%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 16%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 8%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 16%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 16%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 66%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 8%
Max Baucus 58%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 25%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Kit Bond 16%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 16%
Robert Byrd 83%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Norm Coleman 16%
Kent Conrad 83%
Larry Craig 8%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 83%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Byron Dorgan 91%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 91%
William Frist 0%
Judd Gregg 25%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Daniel Inouye 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Herb Kohl 66%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 16%
Dick Lugar 33%
Melquiades Martinez 8%
Ben Nelson 16%
Ken Salazar 75%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 75%
Gordon Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 16%
Arlen Specter 16%
Ted Stevens 16%
John Sununu 16%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 16%
George Voinovich 33%
John Warner 8%

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