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Special Interest Groups

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

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 97%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 56%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 95%
LA State House 2 Roy Burrell Democratic 52%
LA State House 13 James Fannin Democratic 90%
LA State House 35 Brett Geymann Republican 97%
LA State House 41 Mickey Guillory Democratic 81%
LA State House 45 Joel Robideaux Republican 100%
LA State House 52 Gordon Dove, Sr. Republican 93%
LA State House 59 Eddie Lambert Republican 76%
LA State House 60 Karen St Germain Democratic 79%
LA State House 75 Harold Ritchie Democratic 76%
LA State House 89 Tim Burns Republican 89%
LA State House 100 Austin Badon, Jr. Democratic 66%
LA State House 102 Jeffery Arnold Democratic 67%
LA State Senate 1 A. Crowe, Jr. Republican 72%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 33%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 38%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 58%
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 93%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 69%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 78%
LA State Senate 12 Ben Nevers, Sr. Democratic 69%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 83%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 38%
LA State Senate 15 Sharon Broome Democratic 48%
LA State Senate 18 Jody Amedee Republican 63%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 74%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 96%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 100%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 85%
LA State Senate 29 Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic 52%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 76%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 86%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 72%
LA State Senate 35 Robert Kostelka Republican 86%
LA State Senate 36 Robert Adley Republican 95%
LA State Senate 38 Sherri Buffington Republican 68%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 76%
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain Republican 83%
Ernest Alexander 97%
Glenn Ansardi 60%
Diana Bajoie 27%
Damon Baldone 93%
Robert Barham 100%
Clara Baudoin 46%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 48%
Gary Beard 93%
Walter Boasso 94%
Lambert Boissiere, Jr. 43%
Shirley Bowler 86%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 58%
Emile Bruneau 86%
James Cain 51%
Robert Carter 54%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 79%
Joel Chaisson II 69%
Carl Crane 100%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 57%
Israel Curtis 38%
N. J. Damico 70%
William Daniel IV 88%
Carla Dartez 62%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 62%
Jean Doerge 73%
Hollis Downs 93%
Ann Duplessis 81%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 66%
Sydnie Mae Durand 67%
Noble Ellington 73%
Rick Farrar 74%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 86%
Cleo Fields 30%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 89%
Heulette Fontenot 69%
Mickey Frith 90%
Mike Futrell 97%
Butch Gautreaux 53%
Nick Gautreaux 51%
Cedric Bradford Glover 70%
Cheryl Gray Evans 38%
Elcie Guillory 55%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 72%
Alexander Heaton 48%
Troy Hebert 59%
Francis Heitmeier 49%
Herman Ray Hill 74%
Donald Hines 36%
Melvin Lee Holden 27%
Ken Hollis 83%
Avon Honey 55%
Roy Hopkins 74%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 38%
Nita Hutter 72%
Paulette Riley Irons 54%
Lydia Jackson 35%
Michael Jackson 48%
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 38%
Charles Jones 43%
Kay Katz 93%
Donald Kennard 100%
Lelon Kenney 76%
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 96%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 90%
Arthur Lentini 58%
Max Malone 81%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 35%
Charles McDonald 70%
Joe McPherson 50%
Thomas McVea 86%
Michael Michot 92%
Billy Montgomery 66%
Willie Mount 90%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 67%
Wilfred Pierre 62%
Gillis Pinac 76%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 96%
Henry Powell 83%
Michael Powell 90%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 55%
Craig Romero 84%
Errol Romero 79%
Joe Salter 62%
Matthew Schneider III 97%
Derrick Shepherd 52%
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 100%
Jack Smith 59%
Jane Smith 70%
Kenneth Smith 94%
Charmaine Stiaes 38%
Gerald Theunissen 84%
Joseph Toomy 79%
Thomas Townsend 52%
Donald Trahan 86%
Warren Triche, Jr. 76%
Jim Tucker 96%
J. Chris Ullo 78%
Wayne Waddell 83%
Monica Walker 79%
Diane Winston 83%
Ernest Wooton 59%
Thomas Wright 97%

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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