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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Legal , Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 20%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 60%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 60%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 66%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 60%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 80%
Jim Bunning 60%
Robert Byrd 20%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 25%
Larry Craig 100%
James DeMint 60%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 20%
John Ensign 80%
Russ Feingold 60%
Judd Gregg 80%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Herb Kohl 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Ben Nelson 80%
Ken Salazar 60%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Arlen Specter 40%
Ted Stevens 50%
John Sununu 60%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 40%
John Warner 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 60%

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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