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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Ed Pastor 35%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 20%
John Peterson 77%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Todd Platts 73%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Deborah Pryce 73%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 78%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 55%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 19%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 35%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 6%
Jim Saxton 63%
Edward Schrock 79%
John Shadegg 83%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 68%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 73%
Ike Skelton 51%
Gordon Smith 88%
Nick Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 38%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 20%
Mark Souder 70%
Arlen Specter 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 28%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bart Stupak 29%
John Sununu 72%
John Sweeney 70%
Tom Tancredo 78%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
William Tauzin 70%
Charles Taylor 77%
Gene Taylor 52%
Lee Terry 78%
Craig Thomas 88%
William Thomas 70%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 26%
Ed Towns 26%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
James Turner 40%
Mark Udall 15%
George Voinovich 85%
James Walsh 68%
Zach Wamp 85%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 19%
Henry Waxman 23%
Anthony Weiner 23%
David Weldon 72%
W. Curtis Weldon 64%
Gerald Weller 70%
Robert Wexler 16%
Heather Wilson 78%
Frank Wolf 69%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 28%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 30%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 23%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 24%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 28%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 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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