Rating Group: American Coalition for Ethanol

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Kit Bond 100%
John Breaux 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
George Voinovich 100%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Robert Byrd 67%
Ben Campbell 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Judd Gregg 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 67%
Zell Bryan Miller 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Bob Bennett 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
John Ensign 33%
Daniel Inouye 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Craig Thomas 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
Don Nickles 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Warner 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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