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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2005-2006 Positions

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

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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