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2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Sam Brownback 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Robert Byrd 20%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 40%
Kent Conrad 100%
Robert Corker 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Johnny Isakson 0%
Timothy Johnson 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
John McCain III 0%
Claire McCaskill 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 100%
Mark Pryor 60%
Harry Reid 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 100%
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 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
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%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Sam Brownback 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Robert Byrd 20%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 40%
Kent Conrad 100%
Robert Corker 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Johnny Isakson 0%
Timothy Johnson 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
John McCain III 0%
Claire McCaskill 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 100%
Mark Pryor 60%
Harry Reid 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 0%
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