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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2002 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 39
Gary Ackerman 25
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 24
Todd Akin 90
Wayne Allard 83
George Allen 80
Thomas Allen 34
Rob Andrews 19
Joe Baca, Sr. 49
Spencer Bachus 85
Brian Baird 44
Richard Hugh Baker 77
Cass Ballenger 79
Roscoe Bartlett 80
Charlie Bass 85
Max Baucus 41
Evan Bayh 37
Bob Bennett 79
Douglas Bereuter 64
Shelley Berkley 25
Howard Berman 31
Marion Berry 44
Judy Biggert 79
Michael Bilirakis 83
Jeff Bingaman 36
Sherwood Boehlert 59
Kit Bond 71
Henry Bonilla 79
Leonard Boswell 44
Rick Boucher 34
Allen Boyd, Jr. 49
John Breaux 36
Henry Brown, Jr. 79
Jim Bunning 90
Conrad Burns 83
Dan Burton 93
Steve Buyer 73
Robert Byrd 31
Dave Camp 79
Ben Campbell 75
Chris Cannon 88
Eric Cantor 85
Brad Carson 49
Julia Carson 31
Mike Castle 79
Lincoln Chafee 51
Saxby Chambliss 78
Hillary Clinton 31
Howard Coble 79
Michael Collins 89
Kent Conrad 39
Jon Corzine 22
Jerry Costello 44
Christopher Cox 82
Larry Craig 88
Robert Cramer 54
Philip Crane 89
Barbara Cubin 85
Randall Cunningham 78
Thomas Daschle 29
James Davis 25
Jo Ann Davis 79
Thomas Davis III 71
Bill Delahunt 33
Thomas DeLay 89
James DeMint 85
Peter Deutsch 26
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 69
Norm Dicks 39
John Dingell 41
Chris Dodd 39
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88
Calvin Dooley 49
John Doolittle 89
Byron Dorgan 44
David Dreier 79
Jennifer Dunn 79
John Edwards 35
Chet Edwards 57
Vern Ehlers 69
Jo Ann Emerson 88
Philip English 69
John Ensign 89
Bob Etheridge 34
Lane Evans 36
Terry Everett 83
Russ Feingold 31
Michael Ferguson 68
Bob Filner 5
Peter Fitzgerald 77
Mark Foley 85
Harold Ford, Jr. 49
Vito Fossella, Jr. 78
Barney Frank 47
William Frist 85
Jonas Frost III 34
Elton Gallegly 85
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20
Jim Gibbons 90
Wayne Gilchrest 74
Paul Gillmor 77
Charlie Gonzalez 34
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85
Bart Gordon 39
Porter Goss 79
Daniel Graham 39
Mark Green 79
James Greenwood 69
Judd Gregg 78
Gilbert Gutknecht 79
Charles Hagel 85
Ralph Hall 69
Tom Harkin 24
Jane Harman 39
Melissa Hart 78
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Doc Hastings 85
Robert Hayes 74
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90
Joel Hefley 90
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
Baron Hill 54
Maurice Hinchey 39
David Lee Hobson 85
Joseph Hoeffel 34
Pete Hoekstra 90
Thomas Holden 44
Ernest Hollings 5
Rush Holt, Jr. 39
Darlene Hooley 39
John Nathan Hostettler 80
Amory Houghton, Jr. 64
Kenny Hulshof 79
Duncan Hunter 64
Kay Hutchison 82
Henry Hyde 79
Daniel Inouye 24
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 34
William Jefferson 34
James Merrill Jeffords 19
William Lewis Jenkins 84
Christopher John 46
Nancy Johnson 64
Tim Johnson 74
Timothy Johnson 39
Paul Kanjorski 47
Ric Keller 83
Sue Kelly 64
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 18
Mark Kennedy 74
Patrick Kennedy 25
Dale Kildee 44
Carolyn Kilpatrick 39
Jack Kingston 78
Gerald Kleczka 34
Joseph Knollenberg 79
Herb Kohl 31
James Kolbe 90
Dennis Kucinich 29
Jon Kyl 90
Ray LaHood 71
Nicholas Lampson 44
Mary Landrieu 41
Tom Lantos 36
Tom Latham 85
Steve LaTourette 74
James Leach 59
Carl Levin 31
Jerry Lewis 74
Ron Lewis 79
Joe Lieberman 19
Blanche Lincoln 46
John Linder 90
William Lipinski 38
Trent Lott, Sr. 90
Ken Lucas 64
Dick Lugar 85
Don Manzullo 89
Jim Matheson 49
Robert Matsui 36
Carolyn McCarthy 34
Karen McCarthy 34
James McCrery III 84
John McHugh 74
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 83
Mike McIntyre 44
Buck McKeon 84
Michael McNulty 39
Martin Meehan 34
Juanita Millender-McDonald 23
Gary Miller 90
George Miller 39
Zell Bryan Miller 48
Alan Mollohan 49
Dennis Moore 34
Jim Moran, Jr. 34
Jack Murtha 52
Sue Myrick 79
Ben Nelson 56

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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