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Special Interest Groups

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

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 30%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 20%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
George Brown, Jr. 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
Richard Bryan 10%
Ed Bryant 40%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
Julia Carson 30%
Mike Castle 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
John Chafee 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 30%
Eva Clayton 40%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
Michael Collins 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
Merrill Cook 70%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 30%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
Barbara Cubin 70%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
James Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
Bill Delahunt 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Peter Deutsch 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 60%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Julian Dixon 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
Philip English 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
Bob Filner 30%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 10%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Barney Frank 30%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 40%
Jim Gibbons 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Benjamin Gilman 10%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
William Goodling 70%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
James Greenwood 10%
Judd Gregg 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
Tony Hall 20%
James Hansen 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 90%
Jesse Helms 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.

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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