Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Conservative (Economic)

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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 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 71%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 42%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 31%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 62%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 46%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 37%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 62%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 81%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 59%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 28%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 28%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 98%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 73%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 93%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 48%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 22%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 99%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 55%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr John Barrasso Republican 84%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Lamar Alexander 66%
Kelly Ayotte 77%
Max Baucus 37%
Mark Begich 44%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Scott Brown 54%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Dan Coats 78%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Thad Cochran 58%
Kent Conrad 31%
Robert Corker 74%
James DeMint 96%
Mike Enzi 82%
Al Franken 5%
Kay Hagan 37%
Tom Harkin 25%
Orrin Hatch 95%
Dean Heller 60%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Johnny Isakson 75%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 10%
John Kerry 33%
Herb Kohl 35%
Jon Kyl 85%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 25%
Joe Lieberman 34%
Dick Lugar 61%
John McCain III 92%
Claire McCaskill 51%
Barbara Mikulski 20%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 37%
Mark Pryor 47%
Harry Reid 10%
Pat Roberts 72%
Jay Rockefeller IV 22%
Jeff Sessions III 89%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Mark Udall 36%
Tom Udall 0%
David Vitter 70%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 57%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 71%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 42%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 31%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 17%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 87%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 62%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 91%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 68%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 76%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 53%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 46%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 37%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 62%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 81%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 59%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 16%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 83%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 28%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 28%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 37%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 98%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 73%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 88%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 93%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 48%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 24%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 22%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 99%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 55%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr John Barrasso R 84%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Lamar Alexander 66%
Kelly Ayotte 77%
Max Baucus 37%
Mark Begich 44%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Scott Brown 54%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Dan Coats 78%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Thad Cochran 58%
Kent Conrad 31%
Robert Corker 74%
James DeMint 96%
Mike Enzi 82%
Al Franken 5%
Kay Hagan 37%
Tom Harkin 25%
Orrin Hatch 95%
Dean Heller 60%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Johnny Isakson 75%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 10%
John Kerry 33%
Herb Kohl 35%
Jon Kyl 85%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 25%
Joe Lieberman 34%
Dick Lugar 61%
John McCain III 92%
Claire McCaskill 51%
Barbara Mikulski 20%
Ben Nelson 49%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 37%
Mark Pryor 47%
Harry Reid 10%
Pat Roberts 72%
Jay Rockefeller IV 22%
Jeff Sessions III 89%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Mark Udall 36%
Tom Udall 0%
David Vitter 70%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
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