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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Liberal (Social)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 52%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 64%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 1%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 64%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 21%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 18%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 64%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 52%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 36%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 64%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 32%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 64%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 55%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 64%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 64%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 37%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 1%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 41%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 1%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 10%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 55%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 64%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 64%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 64%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 15%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 48%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Kelly Ayotte 33%
Max Baucus 57%
Mark Begich 57%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Barbara Boxer 64%
Scott Brown 44%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Dan Coats 34%
Thomas Coburn 21%
Thad Cochran 24%
Kent Conrad 57%
Robert Corker 38%
James DeMint 13%
Al Franken 64%
Kay Hagan 49%
Tom Harkin 64%
Orrin Hatch 7%
Dean Heller 35%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Johnny Isakson 10%
Mike Johanns 26%
Timothy Johnson 64%
John Kerry 64%
Herb Kohl 64%
Jon Kyl 31%
Mary Landrieu 52%
Frank Lautenberg 64%
Carl Levin 64%
Joe Lieberman 49%
Dick Lugar 40%
John McCain III 39%
Claire McCaskill 46%
Barbara Mikulski 64%
Ben Nelson 47%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 64%
Mark Pryor 57%
Harry Reid 64%
Jay Rockefeller IV 64%
Jeff Sessions III 26%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Mark Udall 57%
David Vitter 14%
Jim Webb, Jr. 64%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 45%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 64%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 52%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 64%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 57%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 64%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 29%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 26%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 1%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 64%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 15%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 21%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 18%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 42%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 64%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 64%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 8%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 23%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 52%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 25%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 36%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 64%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 64%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 57%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 32%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 15%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 64%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 55%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 64%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 64%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 37%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 1%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 41%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 1%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 10%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 55%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 64%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 64%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 64%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 15%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 48%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 6%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Kelly Ayotte 33%
Max Baucus 57%
Mark Begich 57%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Barbara Boxer 64%
Scott Brown 44%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Dan Coats 34%
Thomas Coburn 21%
Thad Cochran 24%
Kent Conrad 57%
Robert Corker 38%
James DeMint 13%
Al Franken 64%
Kay Hagan 49%
Tom Harkin 64%
Orrin Hatch 7%
Dean Heller 35%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Johnny Isakson 10%
Mike Johanns 26%
Timothy Johnson 64%
John Kerry 64%
Herb Kohl 64%
Jon Kyl 31%
Mary Landrieu 52%
Frank Lautenberg 64%
Carl Levin 64%
Joe Lieberman 49%
Dick Lugar 40%
John McCain III 39%
Claire McCaskill 46%
Barbara Mikulski 64%
Ben Nelson 47%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 64%
Mark Pryor 57%
Harry Reid 64%
Jay Rockefeller IV 64%
Jeff Sessions III 26%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Mark Udall 57%
David Vitter 14%
Jim Webb, Jr. 64%
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