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Special Interest Groups

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

1997 Positions

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

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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