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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2003 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 65
Gary Ackerman 55
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 35
Todd Akin 80
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95
Rodney Alexander 45
Wayne Allard 88
George Allen 80
Thomas Allen 45
Rob Andrews 35
Joe Baca, Sr. 50
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80
Brian Baird 45
Richard Hugh Baker 85
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50
Cass Ballenger 80
J. Gresham Barrett 80
Roscoe Bartlett 80
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85
Charlie Bass 70
Max Baucus 45
Evan Bayh 35
Bob Beauprez 85
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50
Chris Bell 40
Bob Bennett 95
Douglas Bereuter 60
Shelley Berkley 40
Howard Berman 40
Marion Berry 35
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 31
Judy Biggert 75
Michael Bilirakis 80
Jeff Bingaman 35
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 90
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85
Sherwood Boehlert 65
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 85
Kit Bond 85
Henry Bonilla 75
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80
Mary Bono Mack 75
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80
Leonard Boswell 45
Rick Boucher 50
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 70
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50
John Breaux 45
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5
Henry Brown, Jr. 80
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95
Ginny Brown-Waite 75
Jim Bunning 95
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90
Conrad Burns 90
Max Burns 80
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80
Dan Burton 85
Steve Buyer 80
Robert Byrd 35
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75
Ben Campbell 90
Chris Cannon 95
Eric Cantor 90
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 35
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35
Dennis Cardoza 35
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 35
Brad Carson 50
Julia Carson 45
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90
Edward Case 45
Mike Castle 60
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 70
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85
Chris Chocola 85
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45
Hillary Clinton 30
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 35
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75
Norm Coleman 85
Michael Collins 90
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85
Kent Conrad 30
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 65
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83
Jon Corzine 25
Jerry Costello 35
Christopher Cox 90
Larry Craig 85
Robert Cramer 60
Philip Crane 90
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40
Barbara Cubin 90
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5
Randall Cunningham 85
Thomas Daschle 35
Artur Davis 40
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50
James Davis 35
Jo Ann Davis 70
Lincoln Davis 55
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50
Thomas Davis III 60
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45
Bill Delahunt 5
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 45
Thomas DeLay 95
James DeMint 90
Peter Deutsch 30
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
Norm Dicks 50
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 35
Chris Dodd 5
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 45
Elizabeth Dole 85
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84
Calvin Dooley 55
John Doolittle 90
Byron Dorgan 5
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45
David Dreier 80
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80
Jennifer Dunn 75
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 35
John Edwards 6
Chet Edwards 40
Vern Ehlers 70
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 45
Jo Ann Emerson 80
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5
Philip English 75
John Ensign 85
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 45
Bob Etheridge 30
Lane Evans 45
Terry Everett 85
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 45
Tom Feeney 80
Russ Feingold 40
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35
Michael Ferguson 70
Bob Filner 45
Peter Fitzgerald 79
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88
Mark Foley 75
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80
Harold Ford, Jr. 45
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80
Barney Frank 5
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65
William Frist 85
Jonas Frost III 40
Elton Gallegly 80
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85
Richard Andrew Gephardt 55
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 65
Jim Gibbons 79
Wayne Gilchrest 65
Paul Gillmor 70
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85
Charlie Gonzalez 45
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85
Bart Gordon 45
Porter Goss 75
Daniel Graham 30
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85
Mark Green 85

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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