Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 30%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 70%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 70%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 70%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 80%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 70%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 70%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 70%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 70%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 70%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 70%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 70%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 70%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 70%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 30%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 70%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 40%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 60%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 70%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 30%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 40%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 70%
OH Governor John Kasich R 20%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 70%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 10%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 70%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 70%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 70%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 80%
Henry Scott Baesler 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 70%
Bill Barrett 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 70%
Anthony Beilenson 10%
Bob Bennett 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 10%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 60%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Sonny Bono 70%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Rick Boucher 70%
Bill Bradley 30%
John Breaux 30%
Bill Brewster 50%
Glen Browder 30%
George Brown, Jr. 10%
Hank Brown 90%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 50%
Dale Bumpers 10%
Jim Bunn 30%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 70%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 70%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 70%
Ben Campbell 70%
Mike Castle 60%
John Chafee 70%
Jim Chapman 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 90%
Jon Lynn Christensen 10%
Dick Chrysler 70%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 30%
William Clinger 20%
William Cohen 80%
Ronald Coleman 70%
Barbara-Rose Collins 70%
Cardiss Collins 10%
Michael Collins 60%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
Wes Cooley 30%
Jerry Costello 10%
Paul Coverdell 90%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 80%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 20%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 70%
Alfonse D'Amato 60%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
Thomas Daschle 30%
Thomas Davis III 10%
E. Kika de la Garza 20%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Ronald Dellums 10%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 80%
Norm Dicks 30%
Julian Dixon 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Robert Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 30%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 30%
Robert Dornan 70%
David Dreier 80%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Bill Emerson 30%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 60%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 60%
Thomas Ewing 80%
Jim Exon 50%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 80%
Harris Fawell 70%
Victor Fazio 10%
Russ Feingold 20%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 10%
Bob Filner 10%
Floyd Flake 60%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 50%
Thomas Foglietta 80%
Mark Foley 70%
Michael Patrick Forbes 10%
Harold Ford, Sr. 60%
Wendell Ford 20%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Jon David Fox 10%
Barney Frank 20%
Gary Franks 70%
Robert Franks 50%
Dan Frisa 10%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 50%
David Funderburk 10%
Elizabeth Furse 70%
Elton Gallegly 80%
John Ganske 70%
Sam Gejdenson 10%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 60%
Pete Geren 30%
Sam Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 30%
John Glenn 30%
Henry Gonzalez 80%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 30%
Slade Gorton 80%
Porter Goss 60%
Daniel Graham 30%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Rodney Grams 90%
Enid Greene 0%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 80%
Steven Gunderson 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 10%
Melton Hancock 20%
James Hansen 10%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
Mark Hatfield 40%
James Hayes 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
Joel Hefley 80%
W.G. Hefner 40%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 10%
Jesse Helms 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Martin Hoke 40%
Thomas Holden 10%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Stephen Horn 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 60%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Henry Hyde 60%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Harry Johnston 10%
J. Bennett Johnston 10%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Sue Kelly 30%
Dirk Kempthorne 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Joseph Kennedy II 20%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 10%
Bob Kerrey 20%
Dale Kildee 10%
Jay Kim 60%
Gerald Kleczka 30%
Ronald Klink 30%
Scott Klug 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 40%
James Kolbe 60%
Jon Kyl 90%
John LaFalce 30%
Ray LaHood 60%
Tom Lantos 10%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Greg Laughlin 20%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 60%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Jim Lightfoot 60%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 60%
William Lipinski 10%
Robert Livingston 70%
James Longley, Jr. 70%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Dick Lugar 80%
William Luther 50%
Connie Mack 90%
Thomas Manton 30%
Don Manzullo 80%
Matthew Martinez 10%
Bill Martini 40%
Frank Mascara 30%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 60%
Bill McCollum 70%
James McCrery III 70%
Joseph McDade 30%
Paul McHale 40%
John McHugh 30%
Scott McInnis 90%
David McIntosh 70%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 20%
Carrie Meek 10%
Jack Metcalf 60%
Jan Meyers 50%
Dan Miller 60%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 10%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 10%
Alan Mollohan 20%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 90%
Constance Morella 30%
Carol Moseley Braun 40%
Patrick Moynihan 30%
Frank Murkowski 80%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 10%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 10%
Mark Neumann 40%
Robert William Ney 40%
Don Nickles 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 70%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 70%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 20%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 90%
Mike Parker 20%
William Paxon 20%
Donald Payne 80%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 20%
Clay Pell 20%
Pete Peterson 10%
Owen Pickett 30%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 50%
Glenn Poshard 40%
Larry Pressler 80%
Deborah Pryce 30%
David Pryor 20%
James Quillen 20%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 80%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 20%
Bill Richardson 40%
Frank Riggs 50%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 20%
Charles Robb 30%
Timothy Roemer 30%
Charles Rose III 30%
Toby Roth 40%
William Roth, Jr. 80%
Marge Roukema 30%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 80%
Daniel Schaefer 80%
Steven Schiff 40%
Pat Schroeder 20%
Andrea Seastrand 90%
John Shadegg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 60%
E.G. Shuster 30%
Paul Simon 30%
Alan Simpson 60%
Norman Sisisky 10%
David Skaggs 10%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 30%
Linda Smith 10%
Nick Smith 80%
Bob Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 10%
Mark Souder 90%
Arlen Specter 70%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Ted Stevens 80%
Louis Stokes 80%
Gerry Studds 10%
Bob Stump 80%
Bart Stupak 10%
James Talent 10%
John Tanner 30%
Randy Tate 20%
William Tauzin 40%
Charles Taylor 30%
Gene Taylor 20%
Frank Tejeda 10%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 70%
Fred Thompson 80%
Ray Thornton 10%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 90%
Todd Tiahrt 70%
Peter Torkildsen 60%
Esteban Edward Torres 10%
Robert Torricelli 60%
Ed Towns 70%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Bruce Vento 80%
Harold Volkmer 30%
Barbara Vucanovich 20%
Robert Walker 10%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
Michael Ward 10%
John Warner 80%
Mel Watt 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
David Weldon 70%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 20%
Rick White 40%
Pat Williams 90%
Charles Wilson 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 30%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
Albert Wynn 0%
Sidney Yates 10%
Bill Young 60%
Bill Zeliff 20%
Richard Zimmer 40%

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