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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Bob Bennett 93%
Jon Kyl 93%
Don Nickles 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
Kit Bond 88%
Larry Craig 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
Gordon Smith 88%
Craig Thomas 88%
John Warner 88%
Conrad Burns 87%
William Frist 87%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 87%
Dick Lugar 86%
Ron Paul 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
Kay Hutchison 85%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
George Voinovich 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
Ben Campbell 84%
Todd Akin 83%
Philip Crane 83%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 83%
John Shadegg 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
Dan Burton 82%
James Kolbe 82%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 81%
Charlie Bass 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
James DeMint 80%
David Dreier 80%
Paul Gillmor 80%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
Nick Smith 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
Edward Schrock 79%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
Thomas DeLay 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Thomas William Osborne 78%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 78%
George Radanovich 78%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 78%
Tom Tancredo 78%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 78%
Heather Wilson 78%
Chris Cannon 77%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
John Peterson 77%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 77%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Charles Taylor 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 76%
Christopher Cox 76%
Steve LaTourette 76%
John Linder 76%
Scott McInnis 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Judy Biggert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Philip English 75%
Terry Everett 75%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Porter Goss 75%
Mark Green 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
James McCrery III 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
Anne Northup 75%
James Nussle 75%
Doug Ose 75%
Michael Oxley 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Richard Pombo 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
Jim Ryun 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
Ric Keller 74%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 74%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 73%
Michael Collins 73%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Vern Ehlers 73%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
James Greenwood 73%
Melissa Hart 73%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Henry Hyde 73%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Ron Lewis 73%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 73%
Sue Myrick 73%
Robert William Ney 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 73%
Todd Platts 73%
Deborah Pryce 73%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
John Doolittle 72%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Jerry Lewis 72%
John Sununu 72%
David Weldon 72%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Steve Buyer 70%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 70%
Joel Hefley 70%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 70%
Mark Souder 70%
John Sweeney 70%
William Tauzin 70%
William Thomas 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
Gerald Weller 70%
Bill Young 70%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
Michael Bilirakis 68%

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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