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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Conservative (Composite Score)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 24%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 43%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 72%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 28%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 74%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 62%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 85%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 32%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 31%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 36%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 21%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 81%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 90%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 42%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 92%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 52%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Kelly Ayotte 69%
Max Baucus 44%
Mark Begich 37%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Scott Brown 54%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
Dan Coats 72%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Thad Cochran 68%
Kent Conrad 32%
Robert Corker 71%
James DeMint 94%
Al Franken 11%
Kay Hagan 45%
Tom Harkin 17%
Orrin Hatch 87%
Dean Heller 62%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Daniel Inouye 24%
Johnny Isakson 82%
Mike Johanns 69%
Timothy Johnson 22%
John Kerry 29%
Herb Kohl 30%
Jon Kyl 83%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Carl Levin 23%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Dick Lugar 59%
John McCain III 73%
Claire McCaskill 38%
Barbara Mikulski 19%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 25%
Mark Pryor 48%
Harry Reid 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Jeff Sessions III 81%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Mark Udall 34%
David Vitter 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 37%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 24%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 43%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 9%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 32%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 15%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 83%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 72%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 83%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 55%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 33%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 28%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 72%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 74%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 80%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 62%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 20%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 9%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 21%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 85%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 32%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 31%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 36%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 21%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 72%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 81%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 67%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 94%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 90%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 42%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 23%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 15%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 92%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 52%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 88%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Kelly Ayotte 69%
Max Baucus 44%
Mark Begich 37%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Scott Brown 54%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
Dan Coats 72%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Thad Cochran 68%
Kent Conrad 32%
Robert Corker 71%
James DeMint 94%
Al Franken 11%
Kay Hagan 45%
Tom Harkin 17%
Orrin Hatch 87%
Dean Heller 62%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Daniel Inouye 24%
Johnny Isakson 82%
Mike Johanns 69%
Timothy Johnson 22%
John Kerry 29%
Herb Kohl 30%
Jon Kyl 83%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Carl Levin 23%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Dick Lugar 59%
John McCain III 73%
Claire McCaskill 38%
Barbara Mikulski 19%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 25%
Mark Pryor 48%
Harry Reid 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Jeff Sessions III 81%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Mark Udall 34%
David Vitter 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 37%
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