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Rating Group: National Small Business Association

2009-2010 Positions (Senate Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 50%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 50%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Kit Bond 50%
Scott Brown 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
James DeMint 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
John Ensign 50%
Russ Feingold 50%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Judd Gregg 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
Jon Kyl 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
George LeMieux 100%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
Ben Nelson 50%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
George Voinovich 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%

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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