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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 63%
Gary Ackerman 56%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 45%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
Rodney Alexander 35%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 53%
Rob Andrews 53%
Joe Baca, Sr. 53%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
Brian Baird 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 42%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 44%
Charlie Bass 32%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 25%
Bob Beauprez 45%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 61%
Bob Bennett 89%
Shelley Berkley 47%
Howard Berman 58%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 37%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 42%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 44%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 58%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 42%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 59%
Henry Brown, Jr. 47%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 58%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 47%
Jim Bunning 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 37%
Conrad Burns 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 37%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 45%
Steve Buyer 42%
Robert Byrd 42%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Chris Cannon 45%
Eric Cantor 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Russ Carnahan 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
Julia Carson 63%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 44%
Edward Case 21%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 70%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Chris Chocola 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
Hillary Clinton 45%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
Norm Coleman 74%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 42%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 72%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 80%
Robert Cramer 35%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 47%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 45%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 47%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 58%
Geoff Davis 40%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 45%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 53%
Thomas Davis III 28%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 47%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 58%
Bill Delahunt 59%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 58%
Thomas DeLay 45%
James DeMint 85%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 35%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 58%
Chris Dodd 40%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
Elizabeth Dole 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 63%
John Doolittle 42%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
Thelma Drake 40%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 55%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
Bob Etheridge 32%
Lane Evans 58%
Terry Everett 44%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 58%
Tom Feeney 59%
Russ Feingold 35%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 58%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 78%
Mark Foley 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 35%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 45%
Barney Frank 55%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 26%
William Frist 70%
Elton Gallegly 37%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 32%
Jim Gibbons 37%
Wayne Gilchrest 35%
Paul Gillmor 30%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 53%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 45%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 45%
Bart Gordon 47%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 39%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
Mark Green 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
Judd Gregg 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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