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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2003 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 55
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 35
Todd Akin 80
Rodney Alexander 45
Wayne Allard 88
George Allen 80
Thomas Allen 45
Rob Andrews 35
Joe Baca, Sr. 50
Brian Baird 45
Richard Hugh Baker 85
Cass Ballenger 80
J. Gresham Barrett 80
Roscoe Bartlett 80
Charlie Bass 70
Max Baucus 45
Evan Bayh 35
Bob Beauprez 85
Chris Bell 40
Bob Bennett 95
Douglas Bereuter 60
Shelley Berkley 40
Howard Berman 40
Marion Berry 35
Judy Biggert 75
Michael Bilirakis 80
Jeff Bingaman 35
Sherwood Boehlert 65
Kit Bond 85
Henry Bonilla 75
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80
Mary Bono Mack 75
Leonard Boswell 45
Rick Boucher 50
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50
John Breaux 45
Henry Brown, Jr. 80
Ginny Brown-Waite 75
Jim Bunning 95
Conrad Burns 90
Max Burns 80
Dan Burton 85
Steve Buyer 80
Robert Byrd 35
Ben Campbell 90
Chris Cannon 95
Eric Cantor 90
Dennis Cardoza 35
Brad Carson 50
Julia Carson 45
Edward Case 45
Mike Castle 60
Chris Chocola 85
Hillary Clinton 30
Norm Coleman 85
Michael Collins 90
Kent Conrad 30
Jon Corzine 25
Jerry Costello 35
Christopher Cox 90
Larry Craig 85
Robert Cramer 60
Philip Crane 90
Barbara Cubin 90
Randall Cunningham 85
Thomas Daschle 35
Artur Davis 40
James Davis 35
Jo Ann Davis 70
Lincoln Davis 55
Thomas Davis III 60
Bill Delahunt 5
Thomas DeLay 95
James DeMint 90
Peter Deutsch 30
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
Norm Dicks 50
Chris Dodd 5
Elizabeth Dole 85
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84
Calvin Dooley 55
John Doolittle 90
Byron Dorgan 5
David Dreier 80
Jennifer Dunn 75
John Edwards 6
Chet Edwards 40
Vern Ehlers 70
Jo Ann Emerson 80
Philip English 75
John Ensign 85
Bob Etheridge 30
Lane Evans 45
Terry Everett 85
Tom Feeney 80
Russ Feingold 40
Michael Ferguson 70
Bob Filner 45
Peter Fitzgerald 79
Mark Foley 75
Harold Ford, Jr. 45
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80
Barney Frank 5
William Frist 85
Jonas Frost III 40
Elton Gallegly 80
Richard Andrew Gephardt 55
Jim Gibbons 79
Wayne Gilchrest 65
Paul Gillmor 70
Charlie Gonzalez 45
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75
Bart Gordon 45
Porter Goss 75
Daniel Graham 30
Mark Green 85
James Greenwood 65
Judd Gregg 85
Gilbert Gutknecht 80
Jane Harman 50
Katherine Harris 75
Melissa Hart 80
J. Dennis Hastert 63
Robert Hayes 70
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90
Joel Hefley 75
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
Baron Hill 45
Maurice Hinchey 55
David Lee Hobson 75
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5
Pete Hoekstra 75
Thomas Holden 40
Ernest Hollings 42
Darlene Hooley 45
John Nathan Hostettler 80
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60
Kenny Hulshof 80
Duncan Hunter 75
Kay Hutchison 82
Henry Hyde 85
Daniel Inouye 6
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50
William Jefferson 35
James Merrill Jeffords 44
William Lewis Jenkins 80
Christopher John 50
Nancy Johnson 60
Tim Johnson 65
Paul Kanjorski 45
Ric Keller 90
Sue Kelly 65
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 28
Mark Kennedy 80
Patrick Kennedy 5
Dale Kildee 35
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50
Gerald Kleczka 50
Joseph Knollenberg 75
Herb Kohl 30
James Kolbe 80
Dennis Kucinich 40
Jon Kyl 82
Ray LaHood 60
Nicholas Lampson 45
Tom Lantos 5
Steve LaTourette 65
Frank Lautenberg 30
James Leach 60
Jerry Lewis 75
Ron Lewis 85
Joe Lieberman 7
Blanche Lincoln 35
John Linder 90
William Lipinski 50
Trent Lott, Sr. 95
Ken Lucas 60
Dick Lugar 90
Denise Majette 45
Don Manzullo 85
Jim Marshall 35
Robert Matsui 40
Karen McCarthy 50
Thaddeus McCotter 85
James McCrery III 80
John McHugh 65
Scott McInnis 80
Michael McNulty 30
Martin Meehan 50
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 35
Juanita Millender-McDonald 35
Brad Miller 45
Zell Bryan Miller 89
Alan Mollohan 40
Dennis Moore 40
Jack Murtha 45
Marilyn Musgrave 95
Sue Myrick 80
Ben Nelson 50

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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