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Senate’s Best and Worst in 2004

A look at the great and the not-so-great over the last year

Ten Most Liberal
These senators scored 0% on the American Conservative Union’s 2004 Rating of Congress. They are ranked here by lifetime ACU Rating.

1. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.)
Lifetime: 3%

2. John Kerry (D.-Mass.)
Lifetime: 5%

3. Paul Sarbanes (D.-Md.)
Lifetime: 5%

4. Frank Lautenberg (D.-N.J.)
Lifetime: 6%

5. Carl Levin (D.-Mich.)
Lifetime: 7%

6. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)
Lifetime: 8%

7. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.)
Lifetime: 9%

8. John Edwards (D.-N.C.)
Lifetime: 10%

9. Joe Biden (D.-Del.)
Lifetime: 14%

10. Joe Lieberman (D.-Conn.)
Lifetime: 17%

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Eight Most Conservative
These senators scored 100% on the American Conservative Union’s 2004 Rating of Congress. They are ranked here by lifetime ACU Rating.

1. James Inhofe (R.-Okla.)
Lifetime: 97%

2. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.)
Lifetime: 97%

3. Don Nickles (R.-Okla.)
Lifetime: 96%

4. Jim Bunning (R.-Ky.)
Lifetime: 95%

5. John Sununu (R.-N.H.)
Lifetime: 95%

6. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.)
Lifetime: 93%

7. Conrad Burns (R.-Mont.)
Lifetime: 90%

8. Craig Thomas (R.-Wyo.)
Lifetime: 88%

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ACU Rated Senators on the Following 2004 Votes
(Note: Senators scoring 0% voted against every ACU position)

1. Appropriations/D.C. Vouchers (HR 2673) on January 22
2. Mandatory Seat Belt Use (S 1072) on February 11
3. Gun Manufacturers√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√Ę‚??¬Ę Liability (S 1805) on February 26
4. Extended Unemployment Program (S 1805) on February 26
5. Assault Weapons Ban (S 1805) on March 2
6. Gun Liability (S 1805) on March 2
7. Education Funding (S Con Res 95) on March 10
8. Tax Cuts (S Con Res 95) on March 10
9. Budget Procedures (S Con Res 95) on March 10
10. Health Programs (S Con Res 95) on March 11
11. Fetal Protection (HR 1997) on March 25
12. Welfare Reform Reauthorization (HR 4) on April 1
13. Medical Malpractice (S 2207) on April 7
14. Internet Tax Moratorium (S 150) on April 29
15. Overtime Pay Rules (S 1637) on May 4
16. Disability Education (S 1248) on May 12
17. Tobacco Attorney Fees (S 2400) on May 19
18. Hate Crimes (S 2400) on June 15
19. Missile Defense (S 2400) on June 17
20. Tax Rate Increase (S 2400) on June 17
21. Leon Holmes Judicial Nomination (Roll Call 153) on July 7
22. Class-Action Lawsuits (S 2062) on July 8
23. Homeland Security (HR 4567) on September 9
24. Employee Benefits (HR 4567) on September 14
25. Immigration Security (HR 4567) on September 14

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