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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Renzi 30%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 32%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 47%
Jim Ryun 45%
Martin Olav Sabo 61%
Ken Salazar 60%
Rick Santorum 63%
Paul Sarbanes 35%
Jim Saxton 35%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Schwarz 32%
John Shadegg 53%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 42%
Christopher Shays 30%
Donald Sherwood 35%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 37%
Ike Skelton 37%
Gordon Smith 72%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 45%
Mike Sodrel 40%
Hilda Solis 58%
Mark Souder 47%
Arlen Specter 79%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 61%
Cliff Stearns 42%
Ted Stevens 70%
Ted Strickland 65%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 69%
John Sweeney 42%
James Talent 85%
Tom Tancredo 55%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 63%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 53%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 35%
Todd Tiahrt 32%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 53%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 35%
John Warner 70%
Diane Watson 61%
Mel Watt 60%
Anthony Weiner 60%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 47%
Robert Wexler 63%
Heather Wilson 38%
Lynn Woolsey 68%
David Wu 58%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 37%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 61%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 59%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 45%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 72%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 58%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 58%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 45%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 53%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 35%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 63%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 53%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 58%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 37%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 53%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 39%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 58%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 59%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 53%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 53%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 55%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 56%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 45%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 58%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 59%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 61%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 58%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 58%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 45%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 56%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 61%

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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