Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

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

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