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1995-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 75%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 20%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
William Frist 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Gordon Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 60%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%

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.

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