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2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin 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%
James DeMint 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 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%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Melquiades Martinez 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%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
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-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%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 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%
Ken Salazar 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%

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