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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Voices for Creative Nonviolence

2008 Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score

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