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2003-2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 41%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 37%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 34%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 35%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 46%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 30%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 41%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 53%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 48%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 24%
Wayne Allard 21%
George Allen 43%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 21%
Bob Bennett 6%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
Kit Bond 45%
Barbara Boxer 11%
John Breaux 37%
Sam Brownback 53%
Jim Bunning 35%
Conrad Burns 39%
Robert Byrd 26%
Ben Campbell 59%
Lincoln Chafee 93%
Saxby Chambliss 42%
Hillary Clinton 15%
Thad Cochran 71%
Norm Coleman 52%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 49%
Mark Dayton 9%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 42%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Byron Dorgan 47%
John Edwards 3%
John Ensign 67%
Russ Feingold 19%
Peter Fitzgerald 51%
Daniel Graham 23%
Judd Gregg 55%
Charles Hagel 45%
Tom Harkin 36%
Orrin Hatch 82%
Ernest Hollings 43%
Kay Hutchison 49%
Daniel Inouye 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 34%
Timothy Johnson 28%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
John Kerry 22%
Herb Kohl 34%
Jon Kyl 22%
Mary Landrieu 28%
Frank Lautenberg 1%
Carl Levin 30%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 34%
Dick Lugar 51%
John McCain III 73%
Barbara Mikulski 35%
Zell Bryan Miller 68%
Ben Nelson 43%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 13%
Don Nickles 34%
Mark Pryor 3%
Harry Reid 44%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 34%
Jeff Sessions III 29%
Gordon Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 89%
Arlen Specter 62%
Ted Stevens 41%
John Sununu 37%
James Talent 17%
Craig Thomas 19%
George Voinovich 36%
John Warner 52%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 22%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 41%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 37%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 34%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 45%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 22%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 35%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 46%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 12%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 71%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 30%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 29%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 41%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 53%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 7%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 37%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 21%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 48%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 24%
Wayne Allard 21%
George Allen 43%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 21%
Bob Bennett 6%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
Kit Bond 45%
Barbara Boxer 11%
John Breaux 37%
Sam Brownback 53%
Jim Bunning 35%
Conrad Burns 39%
Robert Byrd 26%
Ben Campbell 59%
Lincoln Chafee 93%
Saxby Chambliss 42%
Hillary Clinton 15%
Thad Cochran 71%
Norm Coleman 52%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 49%
Mark Dayton 9%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 42%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Byron Dorgan 47%
John Edwards 3%
John Ensign 67%
Russ Feingold 19%
Peter Fitzgerald 51%
Daniel Graham 23%
Judd Gregg 55%
Charles Hagel 45%
Tom Harkin 36%
Orrin Hatch 82%
Ernest Hollings 43%
Kay Hutchison 49%
Daniel Inouye 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 34%
Timothy Johnson 28%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
John Kerry 22%
Herb Kohl 34%
Jon Kyl 22%
Mary Landrieu 28%
Frank Lautenberg 1%
Carl Levin 30%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 34%
Dick Lugar 51%
John McCain III 73%
Barbara Mikulski 35%
Zell Bryan Miller 68%
Ben Nelson 43%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 13%
Don Nickles 34%
Mark Pryor 3%
Harry Reid 44%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 34%
Jeff Sessions III 29%
Gordon Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 89%
Arlen Specter 62%
Ted Stevens 41%
John Sununu 37%
James Talent 17%
Craig Thomas 19%
George Voinovich 36%
John Warner 52%
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