Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Robert Byrd 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 40%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%

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