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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2009-2010 U.S. Senate Score

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 75%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
George Voinovich 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 20%
Bob Bennett 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 20%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Scott Brown 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
James DeMint 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
George LeMieux 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker 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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