Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Conservative (Foreign)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 58%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 76%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 32%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 39%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 19%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 15%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 77%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 98%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 54%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 32%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 19%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 68%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 77%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 43%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 77%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 84%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 62%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 19%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 59%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 19%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 62%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 48%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 43%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 19%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 19%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 61%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 72%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 74%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 75%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 72%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 85%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 32%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 19%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 47%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 49%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 19%
Kelly Ayotte 62%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 77%
Max Baucus 52%
Mark Begich 19%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 51%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Dan Coats 71%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Kent Conrad 19%
James DeMint 97%
Kay Hagan 43%
Tom Harkin 0%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 32%
John Kerry 32%
Herb Kohl 37%
Jon Kyl 94%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 19%
Joe Lieberman 52%
Dick Lugar 55%
Barbara Mikulski 15%
Ben Nelson 43%
Mark Pryor 55%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 18%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Mark Udall 19%
David Vitter 99%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%

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