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Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Sununu 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 88%
Ron Paul 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 87%
John Ensign 87%
Rick Santorum 87%
Wayne Allard 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
Jon Kyl 85%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
James Talent 83%
Craig Thomas 83%
Jim Bunning 82%
Larry Craig 82%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
George Allen 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Kit Bond 80%
Conrad Burns 80%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
Kay Hutchison 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 78%
Norm Coleman 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 78%
Tom Tancredo 78%
Elizabeth Dole 77%
Judd Gregg 77%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 77%
Bob Bennett 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
Arlen Specter 76%
Christopher Cox 75%
William Frist 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 73%
Tom Feeney 73%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 73%
John Linder 73%
Don Manzullo 73%
Marilyn Musgrave 73%
Sue Myrick 73%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 73%
John Shadegg 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73%
Cliff Stearns 73%
Ted Stevens 73%
John Sullivan 73%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 73%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 72%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 72%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 72%
Todd Akin 70%
Eric Cantor 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
Barbara Cubin 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 70%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
Jim Gibbons 70%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
Gordon Smith 70%
George Voinovich 70%
John Warner 70%
Dick Lugar 69%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 68%
Gilbert Gutknecht 68%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 68%
John Nathan Hostettler 68%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 68%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 65%
Dan Burton 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
Thomas DeLay 65%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 65%
Melissa Hart 65%
Pete Hoekstra 65%
Duncan Hunter 65%
Ric Keller 65%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 65%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 65%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Mark Souder 65%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 63%
Charlie Bass 63%
Bob Beauprez 63%
Judy Biggert 63%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 63%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Chris Cannon 63%
Chris Chocola 63%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 63%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 63%
John Doolittle 63%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 63%
Terry Everett 63%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 63%
Joel Hefley 63%
Wally Herger, Jr. 63%
Mark Kennedy 63%
James Kolbe 63%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 63%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 63%
Robert William Ney 63%
James Ramstad 63%
Jim Ryun 63%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 63%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62.5%
Randall Cunningham 61%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
Henry Bonilla 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
Mike Castle 60%
Jo Ann Davis 60%
Mark Foley 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Mark Green 60%
Katherine Harris 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 60%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Richard Pombo 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
Deborah Pryce 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Richard Renzi 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
David Weldon 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 58%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Steve Buyer 58%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 58%
Wayne Gilchrest 58%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
James McCrery III 58%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 58%
Todd Platts 58%
George Radanovich 58%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 58%
Donald Sherwood 58%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 55%
David Dreier 55%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 55%
David Lee Hobson 55%
Henry Hyde 55%
Nancy Johnson 55%
Tim Johnson 55%
Ron Lewis 55%
Ben Nelson 55%
Michael Oxley 55%
John Peterson 55%
Jon Porter, Sr. 55%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
William Thomas 55%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%

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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