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Special Interest Groups

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

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gillis Pinac 100%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Robert Barham 94%
Shirley Bowler 94%
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson 94%
John Diez 94%
Noble Ellington 94%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 94%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 94%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 94%
Charles McDonald 94%
F. Charles McMains, Jr. 94%
Michael Michot 94%
Henry Powell 94%
Matthew Schneider III 94%
Kenneth Smith 94%
Victor Stelly 94%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 94%
Diane Winston 94%
Michael Franklin Branch 93%
Emile Bruneau 89%
Carl Crane 89%
N. J. Damico 89%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 89%
Heulette Fontenot 89%
Gregory Lee Fruge 89%
Donald Kennard 89%
Anthony Richard Perkins 89%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
Gerald Theunissen 89%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 89%
Ken Hollis 88%
Jack Smith 88%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 87%
John Siracusa 87%
William Daniel IV 83%
John Dirk Deville 83%
Butch Gautreaux 83%
Roy Hopkins 83%
Lelon Kenney 83%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 83%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 83%
Thomas Wright 83%
B.L. Shaw 82%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 81%
B.G. Dyess 81%
Max Malone 81%
Randy Ewing 80%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 79%
Troy Hebert 78%
Joe Salter 78%
Thomas Casanova III 75%
Francis Heitmeier 75%
Arthur Lentini 75%
Craig Romero 75%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 75%
Tom Thornhill 72%
Warren Triche, Jr. 72%
Stephen Windhorst 72%
Jerry Thomas 71%
Ronald Bean 69%
James Cain 69%
Sydnie Mae Durand 67%
Mickey Frith 67%
Joseph Toomy 67%
Alexander Heaton 65%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 65%
Louis Jenkins 64%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 64%
Paulette Riley Irons 63%
J. Chris Ullo 63%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 61%
LA Insurance Commissioner James Donelon Republican 61%
Herman Ray Hill 61%
Billy Montgomery 61%
Jon Johnson 60%
Jay Bowen McCallum 59%
Joel Chaisson II 56%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 56%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Williams Tarver, Sr. Democratic 56%
LA Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Jr. Democratic 53%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 53%
Charles Riddle III 53%
Donald Hines 50%
Michael Robichaux 50%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 44%
Cedric Bradford Glover 44%
Wilfred Pierre 44%
Thomas Warner 44%
Charles Irvin Hudson 41%
Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson 40%
Kay Iles 39%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 39%
Melvin Lee Holden 33%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 33%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 33%
Diana Bajoie 31%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 31%
John Travis 29%
Glenn Ansardi 28%
Elcie Guillory 28%
Sharon Weston 28%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 22%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 22%
Wilson Fields 19%
Israel Curtis 17%
Kyle Mark Green 17%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 17%
Renee Gill Pratt 17%
James Joseph Cox 13%
Raymond Jetson 13%
Charles Jones 13%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 13%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 11%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 11%
Cynthia Willard-Lewis 11%
Clara Baudoin 6%

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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