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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2009-2012 Positions (Senate)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 92%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 8%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Max Baucus 100%
Mark Begich 92%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Scott Brown 67%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 92%
James DeMint 8%
Kay Hagan 92%
Tom Harkin 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Mike Johanns 8%
Timothy Johnson 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 92%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 92%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Dick Lugar 83%
Ben Nelson 92%
Mark Pryor 83%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Mark Udall 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%

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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