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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Protect Patients Now!

1995-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
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 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
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 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
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 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
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 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.

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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