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2001 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
John Breaux 0%
Sam Brownback 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Thad Cochran 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Mark Dayton 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 50%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
John McCain III 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 100%
Don Nickles 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Robert Torricelli 50%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
John Breaux 0%
Sam Brownback 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Thad Cochran 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Mark Dayton 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 50%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
John McCain III 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 100%
Don Nickles 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Robert Torricelli 50%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
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