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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1995 Positions (Senate)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 54%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 8%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
John Ashcroft 8%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Max Baucus 92%
Bob Bennett 8%
Joe Biden, Jr. 77%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Kit Bond 15%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 62%
Hank Brown 31%
Richard Bryan 69%
Dale Bumpers 85%
Conrad Burns 15%
Robert Byrd 92%
Ben Campbell 8%
John Chafee 31%
Dan Coats 15%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 8%
Kent Conrad 92%
Paul Coverdell 8%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 15%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Chris Dodd 69%
Robert Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Jim Exon 77%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Wendell Ford 62%
William Frist 0%
John Glenn 77%
Slade Gorton 23%
Daniel Graham 69%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
Rodney Grams 8%
Judd Gregg 23%
Tom Harkin 100%
Orrin Hatch 8%
Mark Hatfield 100%
Howell Heflin 8%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 23%
Daniel Inouye 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
J. Bennett Johnston 62%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 85%
Bob Kerrey 92%
John Kerry 92%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 8%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 92%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 15%
Connie Mack 0%
John McCain III 31%
Barbara Mikulski 69%
Carol Moseley Braun 92%
Patrick Moynihan 92%
Don Nickles 8%
Sam Nunn 23%
Bob Packwood 18%
Clay Pell, Jr. 85%
Larry Pressler 15%
David Pryor 77%
Harry Reid 77%
Charles Robb 46%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
William Roth, Jr. 38%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Paul Simon 92%
Alan Simpson 23%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 15%
Arlen Specter 15%
Ted Stevens 8%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 8%
Strom Thurmond 0%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%

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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