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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business

1996-1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 71%
Avery Alexander 25%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Glenn Ansardi 57%
Dennis Bagneris, Sr. 27%
Diana Bajoie 25%
Robert Barham 93%
Robert Barton 100%
Clara Baudoin 43%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 29%
Ronald Bean 79%
Shirley Bowler 100%
Michael Franklin Branch 93%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 54%
Emile Bruneau 100%
James Cain 64%
LA Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Jr. Democratic 54%
Robert Carter 25%
Thomas Casanova III 77%
Joel Chaisson II 64%
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson 100%
Sherman Copelin, Jr. 29%
James Joseph Cox 17%
Carl Crane 100%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 38%
Israel Curtis 15%
N. J. Damico 93%
William Daniel IV 79%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 86%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 93%
John Dirk Deville 93%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 79%
John Diez 100%
Jimmy Dimos 64%
Everett Doerge 64%
LA Insurance Commissioner James Donelon Republican 85%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 36%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 93%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 69%
Sydnie Mae Durand 67%
B.G. Dyess 86%
Noble Ellington 92%
Randy Ewing 77%
Naomi Farve 23%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 57%
Wilson Fields 21%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 100%
Heulette Fontenot 93%
Mickey Frith 79%
Gregory Lee Fruge 100%
Butch Gautreaux 100%
Cedric Bradford Glover 46%
Kyle Mark Green 36%
Tom Greene 92%
Elcie Guillory 29%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 100%
Alexander Heaton 43%
Troy Hebert 86%
Francis Heitmeier 85%
Herman Ray Hill 62%
Donald Hines 69%
Melvin Lee Holden 42%
Ken Hollis 79%
Roy Hopkins 100%
Charles Irvin Hudson 42%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 29%
Kay Iles 54%
Paulette Riley Irons 54%
Louis Jenkins 89%
Raymond Jetson 38%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 100%
Jon Johnson 55%
Charles Jones 15%
J. Lomax Jordan, Jr. 57%
Donald Kennard 100%
Lelon Kenney 93%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 50%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 100%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 46%
Ron Landry 29%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 100%
Arthur Lentini 77%
Jimmy Dale Long, Sr. 93%
Max Malone 93%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 33%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 93%
Audrey McCain 43%
Jay Bowen McCallum 79%
Charles McDonald 100%
F. Charles McMains, Jr. 100%
Michael Michot 100%
Danny Ray Mitchell, Sr. 80%
Billy Montgomery 64%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 25%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 100%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 21%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 50%
Anthony Richard Perkins 100%
Wilfred Pierre 36%
Gillis Pinac 100%
Henry Powell 100%
Renee Gill Pratt 31%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 36%
Charles Riddle III 71%
Michael Robichaux 58%
Craig Romero 77%
Errol Romero 75%
Benny Gerarde Rousselle 57%
Joe Salter 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 77%
Matthew Schneider III 100%
B.L. Shaw 93%
Philip Short 86%
John Siracusa 91%
Jack Smith 92%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 100%
Kenneth Smith 100%
Victor Stelly 100%
R.H. Strain 100%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Williams Tarver, Sr. Democratic 62%
Mitchell Theriot 79%
Gerald Theunissen 88%
Jerry Thomas 100%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 100%
Tom Thornhill 71%
Joseph Toomy 93%
John Travis 50%
Warren Triche, Jr. 86%
J. Chris Ullo 71%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100%
Thomas Warner 64%
Sharon Weston 31%
Randy Wiggins 100%
Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson 45%
Cynthia Willard-Lewis 31%
Stephen Windhorst 92%
Diane Winston 100%
Thomas Wright 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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 issues 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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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