Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
Wayne Allard 86%
George Allen 86%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 57%
Bob Bennett 43%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Kit Bond 57%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 71%
Robert Byrd 100%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 36%
Kent Conrad 64%
Larry Craig 50%
James DeMint 79%
Chris Dodd 50%
Elizabeth Dole 93%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 57%
Byron Dorgan 86%
John Ensign 86%
Russ Feingold 21%
William Frist 50%
Judd Gregg 64%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Daniel Inouye 29%
James Merrill Jeffords 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
Herb Kohl 43%
Jon Kyl 93%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Dick Lugar 21%
Melquiades Martinez 23%
Ben Nelson 100%
Ken Salazar 25%
Rick Santorum 93%
Paul Sarbanes 36%
Gordon Smith 36%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Arlen Specter 21%
Ted Stevens 14%
John Sununu 85%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 79%
George Voinovich 29%
John Warner 36%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 46%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 21%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 43%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 36%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 21%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 57%
NA President Barack Obama II D 43%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 43%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 29%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 57%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 46%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 21%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 58%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 21%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 21%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 57%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 28%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 93%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%

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