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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 37%
Jim Moran, Jr. 53%
Jack Murtha 55%
Marilyn Musgrave 47%
Sue Myrick 40%
Ben Nelson 75%
Robert William Ney 47%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 44%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 61%
Dave Obey 72%
John Olver 60%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Thomas William Osborne 42%
Major Owens 58%
Michael Oxley 29%
Ed Pastor 58%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 60%
John Peterson 31%
Tom Petri 42%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 37%
Todd Platts 30%
Richard Pombo 39%
Earl Pomeroy 47%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 37%
Mark Pryor 55%
George Radanovich 39%
Nick Rahall II 63%
James Ramstad 35%
Ralph Regula 30%
Denny Rehberg 45%
Richard Renzi 30%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 32%
Jay Rockefeller IV 42%
Mike Rogers 42%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 47%
Jim Ryun 45%
Martin Olav Sabo 61%
John Salazar 47%
Ken Salazar 60%
Rick Santorum 63%
Paul Sarbanes 35%
Jim Saxton 35%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 32%
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%
Lee Terry 40%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 35%
Todd Tiahrt 32%
John Tierney 58%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 53%
Mark Udall 58%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 35%
John Warner 70%
Diane Watson 61%
Mel Watt 60%
Henry Waxman 56%
Anthony Weiner 60%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 47%
Robert Wexler 63%
Heather Wilson 38%
Frank Wolf 21%
Lynn Woolsey 68%
David Wu 58%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 37%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
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%
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%
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%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle 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 Gutiérrez Democratic 63%
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%
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%
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%
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. 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%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 58%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 59%
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%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
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%
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%

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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