Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2007 Economic Liberties Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 72%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 6%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 96%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 24%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 18%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 13%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 24%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 96%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 96%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 6%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 96%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 24%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 12%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 96%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 19%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 12%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 24%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 18%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 18%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 16%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 73%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 70%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 87%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 62%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 57%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 12%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 57%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 48%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 74%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 24%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 96%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 96%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 96%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 82%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 19%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 66%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 6%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 74%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 12%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 74%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 19%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 12%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 12%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 83%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 95%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 83%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 76%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 18%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 6%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 19%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 54%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 62%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 19%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 6%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 12%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 91%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 12%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 12%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 24%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 16%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 83%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 91%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 11%
NA President Barack Obama II D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 6%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 70%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 87%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 18%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 12%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 91%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 62%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 12%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 87%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 18%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 18%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 12%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 24%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 13%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 24%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 6%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 6%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 79%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 96%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 96%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 57%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 87%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 87%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 62%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 24%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 24%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 13%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 53%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 91%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 87%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 82%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 82%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 53%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 96%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 12%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 87%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 91%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 96%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 96%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 86%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 96%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 91%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 96%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 96%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 82%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 91%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 28%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 91%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 24%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 82%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 85%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 18%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 16%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 24%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 70%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 24%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 42%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 24%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 91%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 24%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 13%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 96%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 48%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 87%
Neil Abercrombie 6%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 18%
Jason Altmire 6%
Rob Andrews 6%
Michael Arcuri 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 6%
Michele Bachmann 96%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Max Baucus 16%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 25%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 12%
Howard Berman 24%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Tim Bishop 18%
Kit Bond 81%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 79%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 18%
Nancy Boyda 25%
Bruce Braley 13%
Paul Broun 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 62%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 83%
Robert Byrd 5%
Dave Camp 96%
John Campbell III 83%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 91%
Dennis Cardoza 13%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Christopher Carney 30%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 42%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 61%
Kent Conrad 11%
Jerry Costello 12%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 30%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Artur Davis 24%
David Davis 95%
Geoff Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 24%
Thomas Davis III 70%
Bill Delahunt 12%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 24%
John Dingell 24%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 87%
David Dreier 79%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 62%
Brad Ellsworth 12%
Jo Ann Emerson 48%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Terry Everett 81%
Tom Feeney 87%
Russ Feingold 16%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 12%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
Barney Frank 13%
Elton Gallegly 77%
Jim Gerlach 48%
Gabrielle Giffords 27%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 46%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
Bart Gordon 30%
Judd Gregg 91%
Charles Hagel 86%
John Hall 12%
Ralph Hall 87%
Phil Hare 12%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 24%
J. Dennis Hastert 94%
Doc Hastings 91%
Robert Hayes 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Baron Hill 24%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 57%
Paul Hodes 6%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 24%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
Darlene Hooley 20%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 25%
Tim Johnson 36%
Timothy Johnson 18%
Steve Kagen 12%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
Ric Keller 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 6%
Patrick Kennedy 6%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Jack Kingston 91%
Ron Klein 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Herb Kohl 5%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 28%
Mary Landrieu 27%
Tom Lantos 20%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Carl Levin 11%
Jerry Lewis 76%
Ron Lewis 79%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
Dick Lugar 77%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Tim Mahoney 24%
Don Manzullo 96%
Jim Marshall 33%
Melquiades Martinez 91%
Jim Matheson 36%
Carolyn McCarthy 24%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
James McCrery III 90%
John McHugh 44%
Mike McIntyre 6%
Buck McKeon 83%
Michael McNulty 6%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 30%
Mike Michaud 12%
Gary Miller 85%
George Miller 12%
Brad Miller 12%
Harry Mitchell 24%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 24%
Jim Moran, Jr. 19%
Patrick Murphy 18%
Jack Murtha 24%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
Sue Myrick 91%
Ben Nelson 33%
Jim Oberstar 16%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
Ed Pastor 6%
Ron Paul 84%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 79%
Tom Petri 66%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Todd Platts 53%
Earl Pomeroy 19%
Jon Porter, Sr. 57%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Mark Pryor 22%
George Radanovich 86%
Nick Rahall II 24%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 53%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Richard Renzi 57%
Silvestre Reyes 19%
Thomas Reynolds 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 6%
Ciro Rodriguez 24%
Mike Rogers 87%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 13%
John Salazar 19%
Ken Salazar 16%
William Sali 96%
Jim Saxton 48%
Jean Schmidt 79%
Allyson Schwartz 24%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 24%
John Shadegg 96%
Christopher Shays 44%
Carol Shea-Porter 18%
Heath Shuler 6%
Ike Skelton 18%
Gordon Smith 58%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 18%
Mark Souder 82%
Zack Space 32%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 12%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 74%
Ted Stevens 71%
Bart Stupak 18%
John Sullivan 87%
John Sununu 86%
Betty Sutton 12%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 36%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
Gene Taylor 30%
Lee Terry 91%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
John Tierney 12%
Ed Towns 12%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
Mark Udall 24%
George Voinovich 72%
James Walsh 44%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 71%
Diane Watson 6%
Mel Watt 14%
Henry Waxman 19%
Jim Webb, Jr. 34%
Anthony Weiner 24%
David Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 65%
Robert Wexler 6%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 6%
Heather Wilson 57%
Frank Wolf 36%
Lynn Woolsey 13%
David Wu 12%
Albert Wynn 13%
Bill Young 48%

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