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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business

2006-2007 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Barham 100
Gary Beard 100
Shirley Bowler 100
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 100
LA State House 59 Eddie Lambert Republican 100
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 100
Michael Powell 100
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
Diane Winston 100
Ernest Alexander 89
LA State Senate 1 A. Crowe, Jr. Republican 89
LA State House 35 Brett Geymann Republican 89
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 89
Kay Katz 89
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 89
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 89
Matthew Schneider III 89
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 89
Jane Smith 89
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain Republican 89
Donald Trahan 89
Wayne Waddell 89
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 89
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 89
LA State Senate 38 Sherri Buffington Republican 88
Carl Crane 88
LA State House 66 Hunter Greene Republican 88
LA State House 36 Charles Kleckley Republican 88
LA State Senate 35 Robert Kostelka Republican 88
Max Malone 88
Jim Tucker 88
Michael Michot 86
Henry Powell 86
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 82
LA State Senate 18 Jody Amedee Republican 78
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 78
Craig Romero 78
Gerald Theunissen 78
LA State Senate 36 Robert Adley Republican 75
LA State House 89 Tim Burns Republican 75
James Cain 75
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 75
Thomas McVea 75
Willie Mount 75
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 75
William Daniel IV 71
LA State House 52 Gordon Dove, Sr. Republican 71
Julie Quinn 71
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 71
Damon Baldone 67
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 67
LA State House 13 James Fannin Democratic 67
Heulette Fontenot 67
Ken Hollis 67
Charles McDonald 67
Kenneth Smith 67
Ernest Wooton 67
Walter Boasso 63
Hollis Downs 63
Nita Hutter 63
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 63
Arthur Lentini 63
Joseph Toomy 63
LA State House 29 Regina Barrow Democratic 57
Carla Dartez 57
Donald Cravins, Jr. 56
Noble Ellington 56
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 56
LA State House 41 Mickey Guillory Democratic 56
Donald Kennard 56
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 56
J. Chris Ullo 56
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50
Joel Chaisson II 50
Billy Chandler 50
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 50
Nick Gautreaux 50
Francis Heitmeier 50
LA State Senate 12 Ben Nevers, Sr. Democratic 50
LA State House 60 Karen St Germain Democratic 50
N. J. Damico 44
Mickey Frith 44
Lelon Kenney 44
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 44
Billy Montgomery 44
Derrick Shepherd 43
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 40
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 38
Rick Farrar 38
Butch Gautreaux 38
Michael Jackson 38
LA State House 75 Harold Ritchie Democratic 38
Charmaine Stiaes 38
Glenn Ansardi 33
LA State Senate 15 Sharon Broome Democratic 33
Jean Doerge 33
Alexander Heaton 33
Troy Herbert 33
Lydia Jackson 33
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 33
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 33
Gillis Pinac 33
Jack Smith 33
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 33
Thomas Townsend 33
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 29
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 29
Terrell Harris 29
Juan LaFonta 29
Warren Triche, Jr. 29
LA State House 102 Jeffery Arnold Democratic 25
LA State House 100 Austin Badon, Jr. Democratic 25
Robert Carter 25
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 25
Elcie Guillory 25
Errol Romero 25
Clara Baudoin 22
Sydnie Mae Durand 22
Herman Ray Hill 22
Joe McPherson 22
Wilfred Pierre 22
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 22
Ann Duplessis 17
Cleo Fields 17
Israel Curtis 14
Cheryl Gray Evans 14
Avon Honey 14
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 13
LA State House 2 Roy Burrell Democratic 13
Charles Jones 13
Monica Walker 13
LA State Senate 29 Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic 11
Joe Salter 11
Diana Bajoie 0
Donald Hines 0

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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