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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2003 Positions

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

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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