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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Liberal (Economic)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 28%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 35%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 8%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 27%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 35%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 40%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 70%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 1%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 26%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 5%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 51%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 76%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 44%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Kelly Ayotte 22%
Max Baucus 58%
Mark Begich 55%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Scott Brown 45%
Saxby Chambliss 19%
Dan Coats 21%
Thomas Coburn 2%
Thad Cochran 41%
Kent Conrad 67%
Robert Corker 25%
James DeMint 3%
Al Franken 92%
Kay Hagan 58%
Tom Harkin 72%
Orrin Hatch 4%
Dean Heller 39%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 84%
Johnny Isakson 24%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 86%
John Kerry 66%
Herb Kohl 64%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 72%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Dick Lugar 38%
John McCain III 7%
Claire McCaskill 48%
Barbara Mikulski 78%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 58%
Mark Pryor 52%
Harry Reid 86%
Jay Rockefeller IV 76%
Jeff Sessions III 10%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Mark Udall 63%
David Vitter 29%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 28%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 57%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 95%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 80%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 35%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 8%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 27%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 31%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 23%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 86%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 46%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 53%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 58%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 35%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 35%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 56%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 18%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 40%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 95%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 86%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 16%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 70%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 58%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 1%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 95%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 9%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 26%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 11%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 5%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 51%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 76%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 80%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 0%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 44%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Kelly Ayotte 22%
Max Baucus 58%
Mark Begich 55%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Scott Brown 45%
Saxby Chambliss 19%
Dan Coats 21%
Thomas Coburn 2%
Thad Cochran 41%
Kent Conrad 67%
Robert Corker 25%
James DeMint 3%
Al Franken 92%
Kay Hagan 58%
Tom Harkin 72%
Orrin Hatch 4%
Dean Heller 39%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 84%
Johnny Isakson 24%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 86%
John Kerry 66%
Herb Kohl 64%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 72%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Dick Lugar 38%
John McCain III 7%
Claire McCaskill 48%
Barbara Mikulski 78%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 58%
Mark Pryor 52%
Harry Reid 86%
Jay Rockefeller IV 76%
Jeff Sessions III 10%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Mark Udall 63%
David Vitter 29%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
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