Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Don Nickles 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
John Warner 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 91%
Larry Craig 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 91%
Judd Gregg 91%
Dick Lugar 91%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
Ted Stevens 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
George Voinovich 82%
Ben Nelson 73%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 55%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 45%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 36%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Max Baucus 27%
Evan Bayh 27%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 27%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 27%
John Breaux 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 18%
Kent Conrad 18%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 18%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 18%
Joe Lieberman 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 18%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 9%
Robert Byrd 9%
Hillary Clinton 9%
Jon Corzine 9%
Thomas Daschle 9%
Chris Dodd 9%
Byron Dorgan 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
Daniel Graham 9%
Ernest Hollings 9%
Herb Kohl 9%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 9%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
John Edwards 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%

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