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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott 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 Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
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%
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%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 58%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 44%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 47%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 44%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 42%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 37%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 42%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 68%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 45%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 45%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 42%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 45%
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%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 42%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 37%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 39%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 65%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 42%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 45%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 45%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 45%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 35%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 53%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 47%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 42%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 45%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 37%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 38%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 39%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 39%

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.

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