Rating Group: Voices for Creative Nonviolence

2007 Positions on Iraq War Amendments

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

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