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2003 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 27%
Evan Bayh 27%
Bob Bennett 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Kit Bond 100%
Barbara Boxer 9%
John Breaux 18%
Sam Brownback 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 9%
Ben Campbell 100%
Lincoln Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Hillary Clinton 9%
Thad Cochran 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 18%
Jon Corzine 9%
Larry Craig 91%
Thomas Daschle 9%
Mark Dayton 0%
Chris Dodd 9%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 9%
John Edwards 0%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 9%
Judd Gregg 91%
Charles Hagel 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 100%
Ernest Hollings 9%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 18%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
John Kerry 0%
Herb Kohl 9%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 36%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 18%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 91%
John McCain III 55%
Barbara Mikulski 9%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Ben Nelson 73%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 18%
Don Nickles 100%
Mark Pryor 27%
Harry Reid 9%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jeff Sessions III 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 91%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
George Voinovich 82%
John Warner 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 27%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 91%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 18%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 27%
Evan Bayh 27%
Bob Bennett 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Kit Bond 100%
Barbara Boxer 9%
John Breaux 18%
Sam Brownback 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 9%
Ben Campbell 100%
Lincoln Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Hillary Clinton 9%
Thad Cochran 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 18%
Jon Corzine 9%
Larry Craig 91%
Thomas Daschle 9%
Mark Dayton 0%
Chris Dodd 9%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 9%
John Edwards 0%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 9%
Judd Gregg 91%
Charles Hagel 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 100%
Ernest Hollings 9%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 18%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
John Kerry 0%
Herb Kohl 9%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 36%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 18%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 91%
John McCain III 55%
Barbara Mikulski 9%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Ben Nelson 73%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 18%
Don Nickles 100%
Mark Pryor 27%
Harry Reid 9%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jeff Sessions III 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 91%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
George Voinovich 82%
John Warner 100%
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