WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.

Rating Group: The Lugar Center

2005-2006 Positions

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.


results per page:
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 34%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 47%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 42%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 29%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 84%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 46%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 44%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 34%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 52%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 47%
George Allen 35%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Bennett 33%
Joe Biden, Jr. 41%
Jeff Bingaman 58%
Kit Bond 44%
Barbara Boxer 11%
Sam Brownback 31%
Jim Bunning 34%
Conrad Burns 36%
Robert Byrd 42%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Hillary Clinton 22%
Thomas Coburn 27%
Thad Cochran 74%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 61%
Jon Corzine 18%
Larry Craig 39%
Mark Dayton 18%
James DeMint 1%
Chris Dodd 38%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Byron Dorgan 43%
John Ensign 51%
Russ Feingold 23%
Judd Gregg 68%
Charles Hagel 54%
Tom Harkin 38%
Orrin Hatch 58%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 31%
Johnny Isakson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
Timothy Johnson 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
John Kerry 21%
Herb Kohl 26%
Jon Kyl 27%
Mary Landrieu 42%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Carl Levin 25%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
Trent Lott, Sr. 39%
Dick Lugar 73%
Melquiades Martinez 37%
John McCain III 54%
Barbara Mikulski 38%
Ben Nelson 59%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 46%
Barack Obama II 25%
Mark Pryor 34%
Jay Rockefeller IV 28%
Ken Salazar 38%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 42%
Jeff Sessions III 25%
Gordon Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Arlen Specter 53%
Ted Stevens 46%
John Sununu 56%
James Talent 31%
Craig Thomas 42%
David Vitter 24%
George Voinovich 43%
John Warner 47%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 26%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 34%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 47%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 28%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 24%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 42%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 29%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 84%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 23%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 6%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 21%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 62%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 15%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 46%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 35%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 44%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 34%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 24%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 19%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 52%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 47%
George Allen 35%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Bennett 33%
Joe Biden, Jr. 41%
Jeff Bingaman 58%
Kit Bond 44%
Barbara Boxer 11%
Sam Brownback 31%
Jim Bunning 34%
Conrad Burns 36%
Robert Byrd 42%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Hillary Clinton 22%
Thomas Coburn 27%
Thad Cochran 74%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 61%
Jon Corzine 18%
Larry Craig 39%
Mark Dayton 18%
James DeMint 1%
Chris Dodd 38%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Byron Dorgan 43%
John Ensign 51%
Russ Feingold 23%
Judd Gregg 68%
Charles Hagel 54%
Tom Harkin 38%
Orrin Hatch 58%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 31%
Johnny Isakson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
Timothy Johnson 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
John Kerry 21%
Herb Kohl 26%
Jon Kyl 27%
Mary Landrieu 42%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Carl Levin 25%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
Trent Lott, Sr. 39%
Dick Lugar 73%
Melquiades Martinez 37%
John McCain III 54%
Barbara Mikulski 38%
Ben Nelson 59%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 46%
Barack Obama II 25%
Mark Pryor 34%
Jay Rockefeller IV 28%
Ken Salazar 38%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 42%
Jeff Sessions III 25%
Gordon Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Arlen Specter 53%
Ted Stevens 46%
John Sununu 56%
James Talent 31%
Craig Thomas 42%
David Vitter 24%
George Voinovich 43%
John Warner 47%
arrow_upward