Rating Group: Voices for Creative Nonviolence

2008 Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 67%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 33%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 33%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Kit Bond 33%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Jim Bunning 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 67%
Larry Craig 33%
James DeMint 33%
Chris Dodd 67%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Byron Dorgan 67%
John Ensign 33%
Russ Feingold 67%
Judd Gregg 33%
Charles Hagel 67%
Tom Harkin 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
John Kerry 67%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 33%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 67%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 33%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Barack Obama II 67%
Mark Pryor 67%
Harry Reid 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 67%
Ken Salazar 67%
Gordon Smith 67%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
John Sununu 33%
David Vitter 33%
George Voinovich 33%
John Warner 33%
Jim Webb, Jr. 67%

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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