Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1997-1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Bob Kerrey 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
Max Baucus 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Richard Bryan 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
Robert Torricelli 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
John Breaux 70%
Thomas Daschle 70%
Daniel Graham 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Charles Robb 70%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 70%
Arlen Specter 70%
Ernest Hollings 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
John Chafee 50%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Dick Lugar 30%
Ted Stevens 30%
Ben Campbell 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 20%
William Frist 20%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Olympia Snowe 20%
John Warner 20%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
John Ashcroft 10%
Bob Bennett 10%
Larry Craig 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
Slade Gorton 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 10%
Frank Murkowski 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
Rick Santorum 10%
Gordon Smith 10%
Bob Smith 10%
Craig Thomas 10%
Wayne Allard 0%
Kit Bond 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Don Nickles 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%

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