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Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
Enid Greene 80%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 40%
Steven Gunderson 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Tony Hall 10%
Lee Hamilton 30%
Melton Hancock 90%
James Hansen 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 40%
Jane Harman 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 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 Democratic 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 Republican 50%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
Nancy Johnson 40%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 10%
Harry Johnston 50%
J. Bennett Johnston 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 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 Democratic 60%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 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 Republican 20%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Greg Laughlin 40%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 60%
Jerry Lewis 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 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 Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
James Longley, Jr. 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
Dick Lugar 60%
William Luther 20%
Connie Mack 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 30%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 70%
Matthew Martinez 60%
Bill Martini 30%
Frank Mascara 10%
Robert Matsui 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
Karen McCarthy 10%
Bill McCollum 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
James McCrery III 10%
Joseph McDade 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
Paul McHale 10%
John McHugh 60%
Scott McInnis 50%
David McIntosh 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 50%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 70%
Carrie Meek 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
Jack Metcalf 80%
Jan Meyers 40%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
Dan Miller 30%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 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. Democratic 30%
Constance Morella 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 50%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60%
Jack Murtha 10%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 20%
Sue Myrick 70%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 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. Democratic 20%
Mike Parker 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 60%
William Paxon 80%
Donald Payne 10%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 20%
Clay Pell 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
Pete Peterson 30%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 70%
Owen Pickett 10%
Richard Pombo 30%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
Glenn Poshard 40%
Larry Pressler 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
David Pryor 20%
James Quillen 60%

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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