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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby)

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 10%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 30%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 70%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 40%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 40%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 70%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 40%
John Ashcroft 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%

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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