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Rating Group: National Journal

2012 Senate Conservative (Foreign)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 39%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 98%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 85%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 32%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 19%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 77%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 84%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 62%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 19%
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 15%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 48%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 43%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 77%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 19%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 61%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 74%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 85%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 32%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 19%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 47%
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 92%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 49%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 19%
Kelly Ayotte 62%
Max Baucus 52%
Mark Begich 19%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 51%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Dan Coats 71%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Thad Cochran 68%
Kent Conrad 19%
Robert Corker 75%
James DeMint 97%
Al Franken 0%
Kay Hagan 43%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 72%
Dean Heller 59%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Johnny Isakson 77%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 32%
John Kerry 32%
Herb Kohl 37%
Jon Kyl 94%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 19%
Joe Lieberman 52%
Dick Lugar 55%
John McCain III 66%
Claire McCaskill 0%
Barbara Mikulski 15%
Ben Nelson 43%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 15%
Mark Pryor 55%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 18%
Jeff Sessions III 77%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Mark Udall 19%
David Vitter 99%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 58%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 76%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 32%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 39%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 19%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 98%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 85%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 54%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 32%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 19%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 77%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 43%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 84%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 62%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 19%
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 15%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 19%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 48%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 43%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 19%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 77%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 19%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 40%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 61%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 72%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 74%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 94%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 85%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 32%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 19%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 47%
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 92%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 49%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 19%
Kelly Ayotte 62%
Max Baucus 52%
Mark Begich 19%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Scott Brown 51%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Dan Coats 71%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Thad Cochran 68%
Kent Conrad 19%
Robert Corker 75%
James DeMint 97%
Al Franken 0%
Kay Hagan 43%
Tom Harkin 0%
Orrin Hatch 72%
Dean Heller 59%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Johnny Isakson 77%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 32%
John Kerry 32%
Herb Kohl 37%
Jon Kyl 94%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 19%
Joe Lieberman 52%
Dick Lugar 55%
John McCain III 66%
Claire McCaskill 0%
Barbara Mikulski 15%
Ben Nelson 43%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 15%
Mark Pryor 55%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 18%
Jeff Sessions III 77%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Mark Udall 19%
David Vitter 99%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
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