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

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin 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 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 30%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 50%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 30%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 30%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 40%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
John Ashcroft 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 10%
Bob Barr, Jr. 60%
Bill Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 40%
Max Baucus 40%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 20%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 50%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 20%
Rick Boucher 30%
John Breaux 30%
George Brown, Jr. 20%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 60%
Dale Bumpers 40%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Ben Campbell 40%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 70%
Jon Lynn Christensen 50%
William Clay, Sr. 20%
Eva Clayton 40%
Robert Clement 20%
Michael Collins 50%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 20%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 60%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 30%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 20%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 70%

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.

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