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1993-2014 Lifetime Bipartisan Index

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 52%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 45%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 24%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 51%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 39%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 34%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 22%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 42%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 41%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 42%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 39%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 84%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 39%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 48%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 32%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 42%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 41%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 55%
NE U.S. Senate - Sr Deb Fischer Republican 18%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 47%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Booker Democratic 26%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 22%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 30%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 55%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 29%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 54%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 23%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 32%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 46%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 28%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott Republican 3%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 48%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 48%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 29%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 4%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 47%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 47%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 51%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 36%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 7%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 23%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 81%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 42%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 23%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 41%
Wayne Allard 38%
George Allen 46%
John Ashcroft 23%
Kelly Ayotte 52%
Max Baucus 61%
Evan Bayh 54%
Mark Begich 46%
Bob Bennett 31%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 51%
David Boren 78%
Barbara Boxer 31%
Bill Bradley 37%
John Breaux 63%
Hank Brown 29%
Scott Brown 57%
Sam Brownback 48%
Richard Bryan 53%
Dale Bumpers 43%
Jim Bunning 40%
Conrad Burns 45%
Roland Burris 10%
Robert Byrd 35%
Ben Campbell 56%
Jean Carnahan 53%
John Chafee 69%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 32%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 59%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 52%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 45%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 34%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 24%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 20%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 51%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 39%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 34%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 22%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 14%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 42%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 41%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 47%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 42%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren D 39%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 42%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 84%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. I 56%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 39%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 48%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 57%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 32%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 42%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 41%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 55%
NE U.S. Senate - Sr Deb Fischer R 18%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 47%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 22%
NJ U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Booker D 26%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 22%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 30%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 18%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 55%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 61%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 29%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 54%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 23%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 32%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 46%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 28%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 43%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott R 3%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 48%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 48%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 29%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz R 6%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 4%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 47%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine D 47%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 51%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 36%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 40%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 7%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 23%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 81%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 42%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 23%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 41%
Wayne Allard 38%
George Allen 46%
John Ashcroft 23%
Kelly Ayotte 52%
Max Baucus 61%
Evan Bayh 54%
Mark Begich 46%
Bob Bennett 31%
Joe Biden, Jr. 58%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 51%
David Boren 78%
Barbara Boxer 31%
Bill Bradley 37%
John Breaux 63%
Hank Brown 29%
Scott Brown 57%
Sam Brownback 48%
Richard Bryan 53%
Dale Bumpers 43%
Jim Bunning 40%
Conrad Burns 45%
Roland Burris 10%
Robert Byrd 35%
Ben Campbell 56%
Jean Carnahan 53%
John Chafee 69%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 32%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 59%
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