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1995-2004 Positions

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

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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