Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Tom Harkin 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Barbara Boxer 91%
Byron Dorgan 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
Russ Feingold 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 91%
Robert Byrd 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
Kent Conrad 83%
Chris Dodd 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Timothy Johnson 83%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
Barack Obama II 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
John Kerry 75%
Barbara Mikulski 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Harry Reid 75%
Ken Salazar 75%
Paul Sarbanes 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Carl Levin 66%
Mark Pryor 66%
Max Baucus 58%
Evan Bayh 50%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Mary Landrieu 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Dick Lugar 33%
George Voinovich 33%
Bob Bennett 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
Judd Gregg 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
Gordon Smith 25%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 16%
Kit Bond 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 16%
Conrad Burns 16%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 16%
Norm Coleman 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 16%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 16%
Charles Hagel 16%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16%
Trent Lott, Sr. 16%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 16%
Ben Nelson 16%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 16%
Olympia Snowe 16%
Arlen Specter 16%
Ted Stevens 16%
John Sununu 16%
Craig Thomas 16%
George Allen 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Larry Craig 8%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
Melquiades Martinez 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
Rick Santorum 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 8%
John Warner 8%
Wayne Allard 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
James DeMint 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
John Ensign 0%
William Frist 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
James Talent 0%
David Vitter 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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