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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 45%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 53%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 58%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 47%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 58%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 70%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 45%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 45%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 47%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 35%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 45%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 47%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 45%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 45%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 35%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 53%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 65%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 42%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 45%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 55%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 72%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 61%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 39%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 55%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 45%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 32%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 40%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 32%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 39%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 65%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 42%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 45%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 58%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 37%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 32%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 42%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%

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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