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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Liberal (Foreign)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 23%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 3%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 1%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 34%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 29%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 63%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 68%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 39%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 16%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 53%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 35%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 51%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 53%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 68%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 16%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 57%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 26%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 3%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 10%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 63%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 68%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 52%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 85%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 85%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 6%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 49%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Kelly Ayotte 35%
Max Baucus 46%
Mark Begich 68%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Scott Brown 48%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Dan Coats 28%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Thad Cochran 30%
Kent Conrad 68%
Robert Corker 24%
James DeMint 2%
Al Franken 85%
Kay Hagan 53%
Tom Harkin 85%
Orrin Hatch 26%
Dean Heller 40%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Daniel Inouye 61%
Johnny Isakson 16%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 63%
John Kerry 63%
Herb Kohl 62%
Jon Kyl 3%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
Carl Levin 68%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Dick Lugar 43%
John McCain III 33%
Claire McCaskill 85%
Barbara Mikulski 82%
Ben Nelson 53%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 82%
Mark Pryor 43%
Harry Reid 85%
Jay Rockefeller IV 81%
Jeff Sessions III 16%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Mark Udall 68%
David Vitter 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 57%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 41%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 23%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 63%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 60%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 68%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 85%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 3%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 1%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 34%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 29%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 6%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 85%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 63%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 68%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 39%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 16%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 53%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 15%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 35%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 68%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 85%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 85%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 68%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 35%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 51%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 53%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 68%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 16%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 68%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 57%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 38%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 26%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 25%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 3%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 10%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 63%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 68%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 52%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 85%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 85%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 6%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 49%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Kelly Ayotte 35%
Max Baucus 46%
Mark Begich 68%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Scott Brown 48%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Dan Coats 28%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Thad Cochran 30%
Kent Conrad 68%
Robert Corker 24%
James DeMint 2%
Al Franken 85%
Kay Hagan 53%
Tom Harkin 85%
Orrin Hatch 26%
Dean Heller 40%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Daniel Inouye 61%
Johnny Isakson 16%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 63%
John Kerry 63%
Herb Kohl 62%
Jon Kyl 3%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
Carl Levin 68%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Dick Lugar 43%
John McCain III 33%
Claire McCaskill 85%
Barbara Mikulski 82%
Ben Nelson 53%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 82%
Mark Pryor 43%
Harry Reid 85%
Jay Rockefeller IV 81%
Jeff Sessions III 16%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Mark Udall 68%
David Vitter 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 57%
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