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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Conservative (Social)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 45%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 79%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 76%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 63%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 36%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 99%
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 62%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 58%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 87%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 43%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 82%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 51%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Kelly Ayotte 66%
Max Baucus 36%
Mark Begich 36%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 55%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Dan Coats 65%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Thad Cochran 75%
Kent Conrad 36%
Robert Corker 61%
James DeMint 86%
Al Franken 0%
Kay Hagan 48%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 92%
Dean Heller 64%
Kay Hutchison 69%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Johnny Isakson 87%
Mike Johanns 71%
Timothy Johnson 0%
John Kerry 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Jon Kyl 68%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Joe Lieberman 48%
Dick Lugar 59%
John McCain III 60%
Claire McCaskill 53%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Ben Nelson 52%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 0%
Mark Pryor 36%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Jeff Sessions III 71%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Mark Udall 36%
David Vitter 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 54%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 87%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 45%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 36%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 96%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 82%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 79%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 90%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 76%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 74%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 63%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 36%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 67%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 43%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 99%
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 62%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 96%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 58%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 96%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 87%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 43%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 82%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 51%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Kelly Ayotte 66%
Max Baucus 36%
Mark Begich 36%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 55%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Dan Coats 65%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Thad Cochran 75%
Kent Conrad 36%
Robert Corker 61%
James DeMint 86%
Al Franken 0%
Kay Hagan 48%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 92%
Dean Heller 64%
Kay Hutchison 69%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Johnny Isakson 87%
Mike Johanns 71%
Timothy Johnson 0%
John Kerry 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Jon Kyl 68%
Mary Landrieu 45%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Joe Lieberman 48%
Dick Lugar 59%
John McCain III 60%
Claire McCaskill 53%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Ben Nelson 52%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 0%
Mark Pryor 36%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Jeff Sessions III 71%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Mark Udall 36%
David Vitter 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
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