Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
John Ashcroft 0%
Max Baucus 82%
Bob Bennett 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Kit Bond 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 91%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 27%
Hank Brown 31%
Richard Bryan 82%
Dale Bumpers 55%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 73%
Ben Campbell 9%
John Chafee 18%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
William Cohen 8%
Kent Conrad 91%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 9%
Thomas Daschle 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Chris Dodd 55%
Robert Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Jim Exon 77%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 64%
Wendell Ford 55%
William Frist 9%
John Glenn 91%
Slade Gorton 9%
Daniel Graham 82%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 36%
Judd Gregg 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Mark Hatfield 100%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 91%
J. Bennett Johnston 62%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 38%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
Herb Kohl 91%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 91%
Joe Lieberman 55%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 9%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 91%
Frank Murkowski 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 23%
Clay Pell 85%
Larry Pressler 15%
David Pryor 77%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 82%
Charles Robb 45%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 82%
William Roth, Jr. 9%
Rick Santorum 9%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Paul Simon 92%
Alan Simpson 23%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 18%
Arlen Specter 36%
Ted Stevens 18%
Craig Thomas 9%
Fred Thompson 9%
Strom Thurmond 9%
John Warner 9%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 91%

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