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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Beard 100
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100
Carl Crane 98
Max Malone 98
Ernest Alexander 96
LA State House 66 Hunter Greene Republican 96
Michael Powell 96
Matthew Schneider III 96
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 96
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 96
Kay Katz 93
LA State House 59 Eddie Lambert Republican 93
Robert Barham 92
Jane Smith 92
Wayne Waddell 92
Emile Bruneau 90
Shirley Bowler 89
William Daniel IV 89
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 89
LA State House 13 James Fannin Democratic 89
Donald Trahan 89
Jim Tucker 89
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 88
Michael Michot 88
Diane Winston 88
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 87
LA State House 45 Joel Robideaux Republican 87
Julie Quinn 86
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 86
Heulette Fontenot 85
LA State House 35 Brett Geymann Republican 85
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 85
LA State House 36 Charles Kleckley Republican 85
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 85
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain Republican 85
LA State Senate 1 A. Crowe, Jr. Republican 83
LA State House 52 Gordon Dove, Sr. Republican 83
LA State Senate 35 Robert Kostelka Republican 83
Charles McDonald 81
Henry Powell 81
Gerald Theunissen 81
Donald Kennard 80
N. J. Damico 79
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 79
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 79
Walter Boasso 77
Billy Chandler 77
LA State Senate 36 Robert Adley Republican 76
Billy Montgomery 76
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 76
LA State House 41 Mickey Guillory Democratic 75
Mickey Frith 74
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 74
Kenneth Smith 74
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 73
Craig Romero 73
Jean Doerge 72
Hollis Downs 70
Joseph Toomy 70
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 69
LA State House 89 Tim Burns Republican 68
Donald Cravins, Sr. 67
Cedric Bradford Glover 66
Nita Hutter 66
Arthur Lentini 66
Sydnie Mae Durand 65
Rick Farrar 65
Thomas McVea 65
Ernest Wooton 65
Noble Ellington 63
LA State House 75 Harold Ritchie Democratic 63
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 63
LA State Senate 38 Sherri Buffington Republican 62
Ken Hollis 61
Lelon Kenney 61
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 60
Michael Jackson 60
J. Chris Ullo 58
Damon Baldone 57
Robert Carter 56
Roy Hopkins 56
Herman Ray Hill 54
LA State House 60 Karen St Germain Democratic 54
Warren Triche, Jr. 54
LA State Senate 18 Jody Amedee Republican 53
James Cain 53
Glenn Ansardi 52
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 52
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 52
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 51
Clara Baudoin 50
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 50
Alexander Heaton 50
Troy Hebert 50
Errol Romero 50
Joel Chaisson II 49
Carla Dartez 49
Ann Duplessis 49
Wilfred Pierre 48
Gillis Pinac 48
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 47
Elcie Guillory 46
Jack Smith 46
Thomas Townsend 46
Willie Mount 44
Bryan Hammett 43
Francis Heitmeier 43
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 43
Nick Gautreaux 41
LA State House 29 Regina Barrow Democratic 40
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 40
Joe Salter 40
Derrick Shepherd 40
Monica Walker 38
LA State House 2 Roy Burrell Democratic 37
LA State House 102 Jeffery Arnold Democratic 35
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 35
LA State Senate 29 Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic 35
LA State Senate 12 Ben Nevers, Sr. Democratic 33
LA State Senate 15 Sharon Broome Democratic 32
LA State House 100 Austin Badon, Jr. Democratic 31
Donald Hines 31
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 31
Terrell Harris 30
Butch Gautreaux 29
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 29
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 28
Avon Honey 28
Willie Hunter, Jr. 28
Juan LaFonta 28
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 28
Diana Bajoie 27
Israel Curtis 27
Cheryl Gray Evans 26
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 26
Charmaine Stiaes 26
Cleo Fields 25
Joe McPherson 24
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 23
Donald Cravins, Jr. 21
Lydia Jackson 18
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 18
Charles Jones 17

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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