Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Wayne Allard 29%
John Ashcroft 14%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 71%
Bob Bennett 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Kit Bond 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 57%
John Breaux 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 14%
Richard Bryan 57%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Ben Campbell 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Kent Conrad 57%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Thomas Daschle 57%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 14%
Chris Dodd 43%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 43%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
John Edwards 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
William Frist 0%
Slade Gorton 0%
Daniel Graham 57%
William Phillip Gramm 29%
Rodney Grams 43%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
Judd Gregg 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 57%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 43%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 57%
Bob Kerrey 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 71%
Herb Kohl 71%
Jon Kyl 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 57%
Frank Lautenberg 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 71%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 29%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 57%
Patrick Moynihan 57%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 43%
Don Nickles 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 43%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 57%
Charles Robb 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 71%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 43%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 14%
Ted Stevens 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 14%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Robert Torricelli 71%
George Voinovich 14%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 71%

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