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2001-2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 58%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 26%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 37%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 46%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 49%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 69%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 62%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 58%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 45%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 37%
Wayne Allard 19%
George Allen 21%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 64%
Bob Bennett 6%
Joe Biden, Jr. 78%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Kit Bond 41%
Barbara Boxer 32%
John Breaux 71%
Sam Brownback 43%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 26%
Robert Byrd 32%
Ben Campbell 39%
Jean Carnahan 41%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 48%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Thad Cochran 47%
Kent Conrad 77%
Jon Corzine 26%
Larry Craig 35%
Mark Dayton 38%
Chris Dodd 51%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 48%
Byron Dorgan 64%
John Edwards 35%
John Ensign 37%
Russ Feingold 47%
Peter Fitzgerald 58%
William Frist 54%
Daniel Graham 56%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Judd Gregg 28%
Charles Hagel 47%
Tom Harkin 63%
Orrin Hatch 57%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 84%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Daniel Inouye 35%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
Timothy Johnson 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 55%
John Kerry 63%
Herb Kohl 43%
Jon Kyl 28%
Mary Landrieu 46%
Carl Levin 31%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Blanche Lincoln 69%
Dick Lugar 36%
John McCain III 63%
Barbara Mikulski 57%
Zell Bryan Miller 78%
Frank Murkowski 13%
Ben Nelson 26%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 32%
Don Nickles 14%
Harry Reid 71%
Jay Rockefeller IV 38%
Rick Santorum 23%
Paul Sarbanes 45%
Jeff Sessions III 25%
Gordon Smith 54%
Bob Smith 12%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Arlen Specter 63%
Ted Stevens 27%
Craig Thomas 20%
Fred Thompson 39%
Strom Thurmond 47%
Robert Torricelli 33%
George Voinovich 30%
John Warner 33%
Paul Wellstone 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 9%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 58%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 38%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 26%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 46%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 37%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 46%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 49%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 9%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 69%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 62%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 58%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 45%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 37%
Wayne Allard 19%
George Allen 21%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 64%
Bob Bennett 6%
Joe Biden, Jr. 78%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Kit Bond 41%
Barbara Boxer 32%
John Breaux 71%
Sam Brownback 43%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 26%
Robert Byrd 32%
Ben Campbell 39%
Jean Carnahan 41%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 48%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Thad Cochran 47%
Kent Conrad 77%
Jon Corzine 26%
Larry Craig 35%
Mark Dayton 38%
Chris Dodd 51%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 48%
Byron Dorgan 64%
John Edwards 35%
John Ensign 37%
Russ Feingold 47%
Peter Fitzgerald 58%
William Frist 54%
Daniel Graham 56%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Judd Gregg 28%
Charles Hagel 47%
Tom Harkin 63%
Orrin Hatch 57%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 84%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Daniel Inouye 35%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
Timothy Johnson 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 55%
John Kerry 63%
Herb Kohl 43%
Jon Kyl 28%
Mary Landrieu 46%
Carl Levin 31%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Blanche Lincoln 69%
Dick Lugar 36%
John McCain III 63%
Barbara Mikulski 57%
Zell Bryan Miller 78%
Frank Murkowski 13%
Ben Nelson 26%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 32%
Don Nickles 14%
Harry Reid 71%
Jay Rockefeller IV 38%
Rick Santorum 23%
Paul Sarbanes 45%
Jeff Sessions III 25%
Gordon Smith 54%
Bob Smith 12%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Arlen Specter 63%
Ted Stevens 27%
Craig Thomas 20%
Fred Thompson 39%
Strom Thurmond 47%
Robert Torricelli 33%
George Voinovich 30%
John Warner 33%
Paul Wellstone 20%
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