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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

2000-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 40%
Ernest Alexander 88%
Glenn Ansardi 57%
LA State House 102 Jeffery Arnold Democratic 100%
Diana Bajoie 20%
Damon Baldone 80%
Robert Barham 63%
Clara Baudoin 24%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 12%
Ronald Bean 76%
Gary Beard 100%
Lambert Boissiere, Jr. 48%
Shirley Bowler 96%
LA State Senate 15 Sharon Broome Democratic 36%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 35%
Emile Bruneau 81%
James Cain 45%
LA County Member Thomas John Capella 100%
Robert Carter 27%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 46%
Joel Chaisson II 77%
Carl Crane 88%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 3%
LA State Senate 1 A. Crowe, Jr. Republican 92%
Israel Curtis 5%
N. J. Damico 73%
William Daniel IV 100%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 51%
Carla Dartez 71%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 88%
Emma Devillier 40%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 30%
John Diez 73%
Jean Doerge 42%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 33%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 79%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 57%
Sydnie Mae Durand 54%
Noble Ellington 44%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 83%
Rick Farrar 54%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 54%
Cleo Fields 13%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 88%
Heulette Fontenot 66%
Mickey Frith 69%
Gregory Lee Fruge 81%
Mike Futrell 92%
LA State Senate 29 Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic 32%
Butch Gautreaux 59%
Cedric Bradford Glover 9%
Kyle Mark Green 36%
Elcie Guillory 31%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 15%
Alexander Heaton 48%
Troy Hebert 73%
Francis Heitmeier 26%
Herman Ray Hill 30%
Donald Hines 9%
Melvin Lee Holden 20%
Ken Hollis 68%
Avon Honey 0%
Roy Hopkins 60%
Fred Hoyt 83%
Charles Irvin Hudson 18%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 12%
Nita Hutter 73%
Kay Iles 20%
Paulette Riley Irons 40%
Lydia Jackson 24%
Michael Jackson 33%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 80%
Jon Johnson 21%
Bill Jones 23%
Charles Jones 5%
Kay Katz 98%
Donald Kennard 85%
Lelon Kenney 67%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 50%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 45%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 84%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 16%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 68%
Arthur Lentini 56%
Leonard Lucas, Jr. 22%
Max Malone 100%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 38%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 71%
Charles McDonald 88%
Joe McPherson 26%
Thomas McVea 47%
Michael Michot 83%
Billy Montgomery 29%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 35%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 86%
Willie Mount 46%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 12%
LA State Senate 12 Ben Nevers, Sr. Democratic 42%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 8%
Anthony Richard Perkins 92%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 28%
Wilfred Pierre 33%
Gillis Pinac 15%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 84%
Henry Powell 75%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 19%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 28%
Craig Romero 54%
Errol Romero 75%
Joe Salter 42%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 68%
Matthew Schneider III 88%
Melinda Schwegmann 41%
B.L. Shaw 77%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 62%
Jack Smith 68%
Jane Smith 65%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 38%
Kenneth Smith 46%
Jennifer Sneed 76%
Victor Stelly 75%
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain Republican 79%
Patrick Swilling 38%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Williams Tarver, Sr. Democratic 13%
Gerald Theunissen 59%
Jerry Thomas 59%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 43%
Joseph Toomy 72%
Thomas Townsend 29%
Warren Triche, Jr. 69%
Jim Tucker 100%
J. Chris Ullo 49%
Wayne Waddell 79%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 88%
Diane Winston 85%
Ernest Wooton 54%
Thomas Wright 92%

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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