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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Liberal (Economic)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 12%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 24%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 35%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 27%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 53%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 35%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 40%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 70%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 1%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 26%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Mike Lee Republican 5%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 51%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 76%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 44%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Kelly Ayotte 22%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 34%
Max Baucus 58%
Mark Begich 55%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Scott Brown 45%
Saxby Chambliss 19%
Dan Coats 21%
Thomas Coburn 2%
Thad Cochran 41%
Kent Conrad 67%
Robert Corker 25%
James DeMint 3%
Al Franken 92%
Kay Hagan 58%
Tom Harkin 72%
Orrin Hatch 4%
Dean Heller 39%
Daniel Inouye 84%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 86%
John Kerry 66%
Herb Kohl 64%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 72%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Dick Lugar 38%
John McCain III 7%
Claire McCaskill 48%
Barbara Mikulski 78%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 58%
Mark Pryor 52%
Harry Reid 86%
Jay Rockefeller IV 76%
Jeff Sessions III 10%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Mark Udall 63%
David Vitter 29%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%

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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