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Special Interest Groups

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

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 79%
Avery Alexander 23%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Glenn Ansardi 29%
Dennis Bagneris, Sr. 43%
Diana Bajoie 22%
Robert Barham 89%
Robert Barton 86%
Clara Baudoin 21%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 17%
Ronald Bean 67%
Shirley Bowler 85%
Michael Franklin Branch 78%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 29%
Roy Brun 50%
Emile Bruneau 85%
James Cain 67%
LA Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Jr. Democratic 22%
Robert Carter 7%
Thomas Casanova III 67%
Joel Chaisson II 79%
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson 100%
Sherman Copelin, Jr. 36%
James Joseph Cox 22%
Carl Crane 93%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 22%
Israel Curtis 21%
N. J. Damico 79%
William Daniel IV 71%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 100%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 89%
John Dirk Deville 79%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 93%
John Diez 100%
Jimmy Dimos 54%
Everett Doerge 50%
LA Insurance Commissioner James Donelon Republican 92%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 33%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 92%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 71%
Sydnie Mae Durand 57%
B.G. Dyess 78%
Noble Ellington 89%
Randy Ewing 89%
Naomi Farve 14%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 31%
Wilson Fields 33%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 86%
Heulette Fontenot 77%
Garey James Forster 93%
Mickey Frith 77%
Gregory Lee Fruge 93%
Butch Gautreaux 100%
Cedric Bradford Glover 23%
Kyle Mark Green 36%
Tom Greene 88%
John Michael Guidry 33%
Elcie Guillory 14%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 100%
Alexander Heaton 50%
Troy Hebert 71%
Francis Heitmeier 67%
Herman Ray Hill 17%
Donald Hines 78%
Melvin Lee Holden 31%
Ken Hollis 89%
Roy Hopkins 93%
Charles Irvin Hudson 27%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 25%
Kay Iles 43%
Paulette Riley Irons 56%
Louis Jenkins 92%
Raymond Jetson 36%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 93%
Jon Johnson 43%
Charles Jones 38%
J. Lomax Jordan, Jr. 22%
Donald Kennard 86%
Lelon Kenney 86%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 33%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 79%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 43%
Ron Landry 22%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 93%
Arthur Lentini 67%
Jimmy Dale Long, Sr. 86%
Max Malone 78%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 29%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 79%
Audrey McCain 57%
Jay Bowen McCallum 79%
Charles McDonald 79%
F. Charles McMains, Jr. 100%
Michael Michot 86%
Danny Ray Mitchell, Sr. 27%
Billy Montgomery 57%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 14%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 93%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 14%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 43%
Anthony Richard Perkins 71%
Wilfred Pierre 36%
Gillis Pinac 77%
Henry Powell 92%
Renee Gill Pratt 21%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 21%
Charles Riddle III 54%
Michael Robichaux 56%
Craig Romero 88%
Errol Romero 50%
Benny Gerarde Rousselle 29%
Joe Salter 69%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 78%
Matthew Schneider III 92%
B.L. Shaw 71%
Philip Short 78%
John Siracusa 75%
Jack Smith 92%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 69%
Kenneth Smith 78%
Victor Stelly 86%
R.H. Strain 77%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Williams Tarver, Sr. Democratic 44%
Mitchell Theriot 71%
Gerald Theunissen 89%
Jerry Thomas 71%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 86%
Tom Thornhill 21%
Joseph Toomy 79%
John Travis 21%
Warren Triche, Jr. 92%
J. Chris Ullo 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100%
Thomas Warner 64%
Sharon Weston 29%
Randy Wiggins 100%
Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson 21%
Cynthia Willard-Lewis 29%
Stephen Windhorst 85%
Diane Winston 92%
Thomas Wright 86%

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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