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Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2003 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95
Bob Bennett 95
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95
Jim Bunning 95
Chris Cannon 95
Thomas DeLay 95
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95
Trent Lott, Sr. 95
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95
Marilyn Musgrave 95
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95
John Shadegg 95
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 90
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90
Conrad Burns 90
Ben Campbell 90
Eric Cantor 90
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90
Michael Collins 90
Christopher Cox 90
Philip Crane 90
Barbara Cubin 90
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90
James DeMint 90
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
John Doolittle 90
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90
Ric Keller 90
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90
John Linder 90
Dick Lugar 90
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90
Ron Paul 90
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90
Richard Pombo 90
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90
Jim Ryun 90
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90
Gordon Smith 90
James Talent 90
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90
Zell Bryan Miller 89
Wayne Allard 88
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88
Richard Hugh Baker 85
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85
Bob Beauprez 85
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 85
Kit Bond 85
Dan Burton 85
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85
Chris Chocola 85
Norm Coleman 85
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85
Larry Craig 85
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85
Randall Cunningham 85
Elizabeth Dole 85
John Ensign 85
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85
Terry Everett 85
William Frist 85
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85
Mark Green 85
Judd Gregg 85
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 85
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 85
Henry Hyde 85
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 85
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85
Ron Lewis 85
Don Manzullo 85
Thaddeus McCotter 85
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 85
John Peterson 85
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 85
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85
Denny Rehberg 85
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 85
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 85
Nick Smith 85
Ted Stevens 85
John Sununu 85
Tom Tancredo 85
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85
Todd Tiahrt 85
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 84
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83
Don Nickles 83
Craig Thomas 83
John Warner 83
Kay Hutchison 82
Jon Kyl 82
Todd Akin 80
George Allen 80
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80
Cass Ballenger 80
J. Gresham Barrett 80
Roscoe Bartlett 80
Michael Bilirakis 80
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80
Henry Brown, Jr. 80
Max Burns 80
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80
Steve Buyer 80
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80
David Dreier 80
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80
Jo Ann Emerson 80
Tom Feeney 80
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80
Elton Gallegly 80
Gilbert Gutknecht 80
Melissa Hart 80
John Nathan Hostettler 80
Kenny Hulshof 80
William Lewis Jenkins 80
Mark Kennedy 80
James Kolbe 80
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80
James McCrery III 80
Scott McInnis 80
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 80
Sue Myrick 80
Robert William Ney 80
Anne Northup 80
James Nussle 80
Doug Ose 80
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 80
George Radanovich 80
Richard Renzi 80
Thomas Reynolds 80
Rick Santorum 80
Edward Schrock 80
Donald Sherwood 80
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80
Mark Souder 80
Arlen Specter 80
Cliff Stearns 80
John Sullivan 80
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80
Zach Wamp 80
David Weldon 80
Gerald Weller 80
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80
Peter Fitzgerald 79
Jim Gibbons 79
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75
Judy Biggert 75
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75
Henry Bonilla 75
Mary Bono Mack 75
Ginny Brown-Waite 75
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
Jennifer Dunn 75
Philip English 75
Mark Foley 75
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75
Porter Goss 75
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75
Katherine Harris 75

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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