Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2009-2010 U.S. Senate Score

Issues: Religion
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Max Baucus 92%
Evan Bayh 67%
Mark Begich 92%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 92%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 92%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 67%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 92%
Byron Dorgan 67%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Judd Gregg 0%
Kay Hagan 92%
Tom Harkin 92%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 92%
Ted Kaufman 92%
John Kerry 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 92%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Carl Levin 92%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
Dick Lugar 0%
Barbara Mikulski 92%
Ben Nelson 17%
Mark Pryor 67%
Harry Reid 92%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Olympia Snowe 92%
Arlen Specter 67%
Mark Udall 92%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 92%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 92%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 42%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 42%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%

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