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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 66%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 16%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 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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