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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
Gary Ackerman 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 83%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Thomas Allen 24%
Rob Andrews 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 80%
Max Baucus 34%
Evan Bayh 26%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 75%
Michael Bilirakis 68%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
John Breaux 49%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 87%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 70%
Robert Byrd 20%
Ben Campbell 84%
Chris Cannon 77%
Eric Cantor 75%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 23%
Mike Castle 65%
Hillary Clinton 10%
Michael Collins 73%
Kent Conrad 21%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 76%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 83%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Thomas Daschle 17%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Thomas DeLay 78%
James DeMint 80%
Peter Deutsch 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 29%
Chris Dodd 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 81%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 72%
Byron Dorgan 22%
David Dreier 80%
Jennifer Dunn 68%
John Edwards 16%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 23%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 75%
Russ Feingold 21%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 75%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 25%
William Frist 87%
Jonas Frost III 29%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 13%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 73%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 36%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 17%
Mark Green 75%
James Greenwood 73%
Judd Gregg 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Jane Harman 33%
Melissa Hart 73%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
Joel Hefley 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 35%
Ernest Hollings 31%
Darlene Hooley 21%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Henry Hyde 73%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 44%
Nancy Johnson 68%
Tim Johnson 63%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 74%
Sue Kelly 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 26%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 82%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 65%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
Tom Lantos 20%
Steve LaTourette 76%
James Leach 52%
Jerry Lewis 72%
Ron Lewis 73%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 26%
John Linder 76%
William Lipinski 47%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Dick Lugar 86%
Don Manzullo 75%
Robert Matsui 23%
Karen McCarthy 20%
James McCrery III 75%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 76%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 23%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Zell Bryan Miller 61%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 73%
Ben Nelson 52%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
Robert William Ney 73%
Don Nickles 93%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 21%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Thomas William Osborne 78%
Doug Ose 75%
Major Owens 22%
Michael Oxley 75%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 20%
John Peterson 77%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Todd Platts 73%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Deborah Pryce 73%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 78%

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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