Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 70%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 55%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 30%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 45%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 45%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 45%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 40%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 45%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 45%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 45%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 65%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 45%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 35%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 35%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 45%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 30%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 40%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 45%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 40%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 45%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 40%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 30%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 65%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 45%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 45%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 40%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 45%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 40%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 55%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 35%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 45%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 45%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 35%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 55%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 45%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 35%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 45%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 55%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 30%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 45%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 45%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 45%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 45%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 40%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 45%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH Governor John Kasich R 45%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 35%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 35%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 45%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 45%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 45%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 55%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 65%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 55%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 45%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 35%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 65%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 65%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 35%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 35%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 45%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 35%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 45%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 45%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 55%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 45%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 15%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 65%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Wayne Allard 55%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 45%
John Ashcroft 70%
Henry Scott Baesler 15%
Richard Hugh Baker 35%
William Baker 65%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 30%
Robert Barr, Jr. 45%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 55%
Anthony Beilenson 45%
Bob Bennett 70%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Howard Berman 35%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 45%
David Edward Bonior 45%
Sonny Bono 60%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Rick Boucher 45%
Bill Bradley 35%
John Breaux 35%
Bill Brewster 40%
Glen Browder 20%
George Brown, Jr. 45%
Hank Brown 70%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 50%
John Bryant 30%
Dale Bumpers 20%
Jim Bunn 45%
Jim Bunning 45%
Conrad Burns 60%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 45%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 45%
Ben Campbell 55%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 65%
Jim Chapman 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 70%
Jon Lynn Christensen 50%
Dick Chrysler 55%
William Clay, Sr. 45%
Eva Clayton 45%
Robert Clement 25%
William Clinger 30%
William Cohen 65%
Ronald Coleman 45%
Barbara-Rose Collins 40%
Cardiss Collins 45%
Michael Collins 40%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 30%
Wes Cooley 55%
Jerry Costello 20%
Paul Coverdell 60%
Christopher Cox 65%
William Coyne 45%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 30%
Philip Crane 50%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 45%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
Thomas Daschle 35%
Thomas Davis III 30%
E. Kika de la Garza 20%
Thomas DeLay 45%
Ronald Dellums 50%
Peter Deutsch 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 55%
Norm Dicks 20%
Julian Dixon 40%
Chris Dodd 30%
Robert Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 55%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 65%
Byron Dorgan 35%
Robert Dornan 45%
David Dreier 55%
Jennifer Dunn 35%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Bill Emerson 45%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 70%
Lane Evans 45%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 50%
Jim Exon 40%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 65%
Harris Fawell 45%
Victor Fazio 40%
Russ Feingold 45%
Cleo Fields 25%
Jack Fields, Jr. 45%
Bob Filner 40%
Floyd Flake 35%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 40%
Thomas Foglietta 45%
Mark Foley 55%
Michael Patrick Forbes 35%
Harold Ford, Sr. 35%
Wendell Ford 25%
Tillie Fowler 30%
Jon David Fox 45%
Barney Frank 45%
Gary Franks 50%
Robert Franks 50%
Dan Frisa 45%
William Frist 65%
Jonas Frost III 35%
David Funderburk 45%
Elizabeth Furse 40%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 45%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 35%
Pete Geren 40%
Sam Gibbons 35%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
John Glenn 40%
Henry Gonzalez 40%
William Goodling 40%
Bart Gordon 25%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 35%
Daniel Graham 45%
William Phillip Gramm 70%
Rodney Grams 70%
Enid Greene 40%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 60%
Steven Gunderson 45%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Tony Hall 30%
Lee Hamilton 20%
Melton Hancock 55%
James Hansen 45%
Jane Harman 35%
J. Dennis Hastert 45%
Mark Hatfield 35%
James Hayes 35%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
W.G. Hefner 25%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 35%
Jesse Helms 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 55%
Van Hilleary 50%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 45%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Martin Hoke 50%
Thomas Holden 15%
Ernest Hollings 45%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 40%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Henry Hyde 35%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 45%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 45%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Harry Johnston 30%
J. Bennett Johnston 25%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 55%
Sue Kelly 35%
Dirk Kempthorne 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40%
Joseph Kennedy II 45%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 30%
Bob Kerrey 35%
Dale Kildee 30%
Jay Kim 50%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 20%
Scott Klug 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 35%
Herb Kohl 45%
James Kolbe 55%
Jon Kyl 65%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 50%
Tom Lantos 30%
Stephen Largent 55%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Greg Laughlin 30%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Rick Lazio 35%
James Leach 55%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 35%
Jim Lightfoot 40%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 20%
Robert Livingston 40%
James Longley, Jr. 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 70%
Dick Lugar 70%
William Luther 35%
Connie Mack 70%
Thomas Manton 15%
Don Manzullo 55%
Matthew Martinez 35%
Bill Martini 35%
Frank Mascara 20%
Robert Matsui 30%
Karen McCarthy 35%
Bill McCollum 40%
James McCrery III 40%
Joseph McDade 40%
Paul McHale 25%
John McHugh 45%
Scott McInnis 70%
David McIntosh 45%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 25%
Michael McNulty 25%
Martin Meehan 45%
Carrie Meek 40%
Jack Metcalf 70%
Jan Meyers 45%
Dan Miller 45%
David Minge 45%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 40%
John Moakley 15%
Susan Molinari 35%
Alan Mollohan 10%
G.V. Montgomery 25%
Carlos Moorhead 55%
Constance Morella 40%
Carol Moseley Braun 45%
Patrick Moynihan 40%
Frank Murkowski 65%
Jack Murtha 5%
Sue Myrick 40%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 30%
Mark Neumann 55%
Robert William Ney 50%
Don Nickles 65%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
Sam Nunn 50%
James Nussle 45%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 45%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Bill Orton 25%
Major Owens 40%
Michael Oxley 45%
Ronald Packard 55%
Mike Parker 35%
William Paxon 50%
Donald Payne 45%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 20%
Claiborne Pell 30%
Pete Peterson 20%
Owen Pickett 20%
Richard Pombo 60%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 35%
Glenn Poshard 40%
Larry Pressler 65%
Deborah Pryce 40%
David Pryor 20%
James Quillen 40%
Jack Quinn 35%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 35%
Bill Richardson 25%
Frank Riggs 45%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 45%
Charles Robb 55%
Timothy Roemer 25%
Charles Rose III 15%
Toby Roth 50%
William Roth, Jr. 60%
Marge Roukema 30%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Rick Santorum 70%
Paul Sarbanes 30%
Jim Saxton 30%
Joe Scarborough 65%
Daniel Schaefer 55%
Steven Schiff 45%
Pat Schroeder 55%
Andrea Seastrand 60%
John Shadegg 60%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 55%
E.G. Shuster 45%
Paul Simon 45%
Alan Simpson 60%
Norman Sisisky 15%
David Skaggs 40%
Joseph Skeen 45%
Ike Skelton 30%
Linda Smith 40%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 70%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 40%
Mark Souder 65%
Arlen Specter 70%
Floyd Spence 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 45%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 60%
Louis Stokes 45%
Gerry Studds 40%
Bob Stump 55%
Bart Stupak 20%
James Talent 45%
John Tanner 25%
Randy Tate 40%
William Tauzin 35%
Charles Taylor 45%
Gene Taylor 35%
Frank Tejeda 10%
Craig Thomas 65%
William Thomas 55%
Fred Thompson 60%
Ray Thornton 15%
Karen Thurman 30%
Strom Thurmond 70%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 35%
Robert Torricelli 35%
Ed Towns 40%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Bruce Vento 45%
Harold Volkmer 20%
Barbara Vucanovich 45%
Robert Walker 40%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 50%
Michael Ward 35%
John Warner 55%
Mel Watt 50%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
David Weldon 45%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 45%
Paul Wellstone 40%
Rick White 65%
Pat Williams 50%
Charles Wilson 15%
Bob Wise, Jr. 15%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
Albert Wynn 35%
Sidney Yates 35%
Bill Young 35%
Bill Zeliff 50%
Richard Zimmer 65%

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