Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2009-2010 U.S. Senate Score

Issues: Religion
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 17%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 92%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 42%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 92%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 92%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 92%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 42%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 92%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Max Baucus 92%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Kit Bond 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 92%
Kent Conrad 67%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 92%
Byron Dorgan 67%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Judd Gregg 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ted Kaufman 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
Dick Lugar 0%
Ben Nelson 17%
Olympia Snowe 92%
Arlen Specter 67%
George Voinovich 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%

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