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2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Jim Bunning 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
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%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
James DeMint 100%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
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%
Jon Kyl 100%
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%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
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%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Ken Salazar 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
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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