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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Electrical Contractors

2011-2012 Positions (Senate)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 75%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Mike Lee Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Kelly Ayotte 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Mark Begich 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 25%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Dan Coats 75%
Thomas Coburn 75%
Thad Cochran 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Robert Corker 50%
James DeMint 100%
Al Franken 0%
Kay Hagan 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 75%
Dean Heller 75%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Mike Johanns 100%
Timothy Johnson 0%
John Kerry 0%
Mark Kirk 50%
Herb Kohl 0%
Jon Kyl 25%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Dick Lugar 75%
John McCain III 50%
Claire McCaskill 0%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 0%
Mark Pryor 0%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Jeff Sessions III 100%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Mark Udall 0%
David Vitter 75%
Jim Webb, Jr. 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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