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Special Interest Groups

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

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA State Senate 36 Robert Adley Republican 100%
Robert Barham 100%
Walter Boasso 100%
Joel Chaisson II 100%
Carl Crane 100%
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. Republican 100%
Noble Ellington 100%
Heulette Fontenot 100%
Butch Gautreaux 100%
Francis Heitmeier 100%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 100%
Kay Katz 100%
LA State House 36 Charles Kleckley Republican 100%
Arthur Lentini 100%
Max Malone 100%
Michael Michot 100%
LA State Senate 4 Edwin Murray Democratic 100%
LA State House 45 Joel Robideaux Republican 100%
Craig Romero 100%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 100%
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 100%
Kenneth Smith 100%
Gerald Theunissen 100%
J. Chris Ullo 100%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100%
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 100%
William Daniel IV 95%
Sydnie Mae Durand 95%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 95%
Wayne Waddell 95%
Gary Beard 94%
Diane Winston 93%
Ernest Alexander 90%
LA State House 89 Tim Burns Republican 90%
Hollis Downs 90%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 90%
LA State House 13 James Fannin Democratic 90%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 90%
LA State House 66 Hunter Greene Republican 90%
Lelon Kenney 90%
Charles McDonald 90%
Henry Powell 90%
Michael Powell 90%
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain Republican 90%
LA State House 52 Gordon Dove, Sr. Republican 89%
Warren Triche, Jr. 89%
LA State House 35 Brett Geymann Republican 88%
Jim Tucker 88%
LA State Senate 1 A. Crowe, Jr. Republican 86%
Mickey Frith 86%
LA State House 59 Eddie Lambert Republican 86%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 86%
Jane Smith 86%
Donald Trahan 86%
Roy Hopkins 85%
LA State House 60 Karen St Germain Democratic 84%
Shirley Bowler 81%
Thomas McVea 81%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 79%
Donald Kennard 78%
Matthew Schneider III 78%
Damon Baldone 76%
N. J. Damico 76%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 76%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 76%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 76%
Joseph Toomy 76%
Monica Walker 76%
LA State Senate 18 Jody Amedee Republican 75%
LA State House 29 Regina Barrow Democratic 75%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 75%
Cleo Fields 75%
Emile Bruneau 74%
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 74%
Jean Doerge 71%
Nita Hutter 71%
Billy Montgomery 71%
Jack Smith 71%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 71%
Thomas Wright 70%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 67%
Carla Dartez 67%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 67%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 67%
Joe Salter 67%
Glenn Ansardi 62%
Donald Cravins, Jr. 62%
Wilfred Pierre 62%
LA State House 75 Harold Ritchie Democratic 62%
Ernest Wooton 62%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 57%
Rick Farrar 57%
Cedric Bradford Glover 57%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 57%
LA State House 102 Jeffery Arnold Democratic 56%
Clara Baudoin 56%
LA State House 41 Mickey Guillory Democratic 56%
LA State House 100 Austin Badon, Jr. Democratic 55%
Gillis Pinac 52%
Diana Bajoie 50%
LA State Senate 15 Sharon Broome Democratic 50%
LA State Senate 38 Sherri Buffington Republican 50%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 50%
Ann Duplessis 50%
Nick Gautreaux 50%
Donald Hines 50%
Lydia Jackson 50%
LA State Senate 35 Robert Kostelka Republican 50%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 50%
Joe McPherson 50%
Willie Mount 50%
LA State Senate 12 Ben Nevers, Sr. Democratic 50%
Robert Carter 48%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 44%
Errol Romero 44%
LA State Senate 29 Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic 43%
Elcie Guillory 43%
Troy Hebert 43%
Alexander Heaton 42%
Herman Ray Hill 42%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 38%
Michael Jackson 38%
Israel Curtis 33%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Democratic 33%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 33%
Cheryl Gray Evans 30%
Avon Honey 30%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 30%
LA State House 2 Roy Burrell Democratic 29%
James Cain 25%
Charles Jones 25%
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 24%
Thomas Townsend 24%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 19%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 17%
Charmaine Stiaes 17%
Juan LaFonta 16%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 15%

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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