Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2007 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 54%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 64%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 66%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 61%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 69%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 71%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 36%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 36%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 36%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 36%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 36%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 41%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 36%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 31%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 36%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 41%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 66%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 61%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 36%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 36%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 32%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 41%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 36%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 41%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 76%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 41%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 66%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 46%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 38%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 54%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 38%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 36%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 66%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 46%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 41%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 36%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 41%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 36%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 39%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 64%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 62%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 38%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 66%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 61%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 38%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 66%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 31%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 51%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 66%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 68%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 73%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 36%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 66%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 36%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 66%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 36%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 59%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 41%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 64%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 59%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 51%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 29%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 46%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 43%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 36%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 66%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 41%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 41%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 56%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 41%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 41%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 36%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 61%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 59%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 59%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 54%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 36%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 62%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 66%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 65%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 38%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 38%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 38%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 40%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 39%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 39%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 43%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 41%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 36%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 49%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 29%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 66%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 31%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 61%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 41%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 44%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 51%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 61%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 36%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 38%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 48%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 34%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 61%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 36%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 59%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 69%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 36%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 34%
NA President Barack Obama II D 49%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 49%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 49%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 69%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 26%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 31%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 66%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 36%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 31%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 41%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 41%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 41%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 41%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 54%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 34%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 27%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 41%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 46%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 36%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 46%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 32%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 43%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 38%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 41%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 46%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 41%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 51%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 36%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 38%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 41%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 64%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 64%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 36%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 56%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 38%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 59%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 51%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 56%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 61%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 44%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 46%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 41%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 36%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 39%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 38%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 45%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 66%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 38%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 41%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 66%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 54%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 34%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 34%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 36%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 68%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 61%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 64%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 64%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 64%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 31%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 66%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 38%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 69%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 61%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 69%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 67%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 66%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 67%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 73%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 46%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 64%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 61%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 66%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 28%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 46%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 61%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 66%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 56%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 31%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 41%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 34%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 59%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 67%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 36%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 72%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 41%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 44%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 39%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 41%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 34%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 44%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 36%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 69%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 36%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 46%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 26%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 43%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 41%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 56%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 41%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 41%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 69%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 54%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 66%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Todd Akin 66%
Rodney Alexander 61%
Wayne Allard 59%
Thomas Allen 36%
Jason Altmire 46%
Rob Andrews 32%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 41%
Michele Bachmann 69%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 61%
J. Gresham Barrett 66%
John Barrow 41%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Max Baucus 34%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 27%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 51%
Judy Biggert 46%
Brian Bilbray 69%
Jeff Bingaman 41%
Tim Bishop 41%
Kit Bond 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 73%
Mary Bono Mack 46%
Dan Boren 59%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
Nancy Boyda 31%
Bruce Braley 34%
Paul Broun 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jim Bunning 59%
Dan Burton 61%
Steve Buyer 51%
Robert Byrd 38%
Dave Camp 71%
John Campbell III 61%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 67%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 41%
Christopher Carney 46%
Julia Carson 48%
Mike Castle 56%
Saxby Chambliss 59%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hillary Clinton 26%
Howard Coble 71%
Thomas Coburn 64%
Norm Coleman 64%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 46%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 48%
Barbara Cubin 34%
Artur Davis 46%
David Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 69%
Lincoln Davis 56%
Thomas Davis III 51%
Bill Delahunt 43%
James DeMint 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 31%
Chris Dodd 41%
Elizabeth Dole 59%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 68%
John Doolittle 66%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Thelma Drake 66%
David Dreier 61%
Chet Edwards 46%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Brad Ellsworth 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 64%
Bob Etheridge 31%
Terry Everett 71%
Tom Feeney 64%
Russ Feingold 39%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 41%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 59%
Barney Frank 46%
Elton Gallegly 61%
Jim Gerlach 51%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 48%
Phil Gingrey 59%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
Bart Gordon 51%
Judd Gregg 69%
Charles Hagel 90%
John Hall 36%
Ralph Hall 66%
Phil Hare 41%
Tom Harkin 39%
Jane Harman 36%
J. Dennis Hastert 65%
Doc Hastings 69%
Robert Hayes 61%
Wally Herger, Jr. 64%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
Baron Hill 36%
Maurice Hinchey 41%
David Lee Hobson 51%
Paul Hodes 41%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 41%
Darlene Hooley 41%
Kenny Hulshof 64%
Duncan Hunter 61%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Daniel Inouye 36%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 36%
William Jefferson 30%
Tim Johnson 66%
Timothy Johnson 22%
Steve Kagen 43%
Paul Kanjorski 56%
Ric Keller 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 41%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
Dale Kildee 46%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 36%
Jack Kingston 76%
Ron Klein 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 51%
Herb Kohl 39%
Dennis Kucinich 41%
John Kuhl, Jr. 56%
Jon Kyl 69%
Ray LaHood 41%
Nicholas Lampson 42%
Mary Landrieu 31%
Tom Lantos 41%
Tom Latham 66%
Steve LaTourette 61%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
Carl Levin 24%
Jerry Lewis 69%
Ron Lewis 66%
Joe Lieberman 39%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 71%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
Dick Lugar 74%
Dan Lungren 56%
Connie Mack IV 76%
Tim Mahoney 31%
Don Manzullo 66%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 69%
Jim Matheson 36%
Carolyn McCarthy 41%
Thaddeus McCotter 51%
James McCrery III 56%
John McHugh 43%
Mike McIntyre 51%
Buck McKeon 76%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
Mike Michaud 56%
Gary Miller 66%
George Miller 43%
Brad Miller 36%
Harry Mitchell 31%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 36%
Patrick Murphy 31%
Jack Murtha 41%
Marilyn Musgrave 69%
Sue Myrick 66%
Ben Nelson 34%
Jim Oberstar 45%
Dave Obey 41%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Ed Pastor 36%
Ron Paul 93%
Donald Payne 41%
John Peterson 59%
Tom Petri 66%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Todd Platts 51%
Earl Pomeroy 32%
Jon Porter, Sr. 54%
Deborah Pryce 54%
Mark Pryor 39%
George Radanovich 64%
Nick Rahall II 41%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 66%
Denny Rehberg 61%
Richard Renzi 61%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 61%
Jay Rockefeller IV 24%
Ciro Rodriguez 46%
Mike Rogers 56%
Mike Ross 51%
Steve Rothman 31%
John Salazar 36%
Ken Salazar 44%
William Sali 61%
Jim Saxton 31%
Jean Schmidt 66%
Allyson Schwartz 36%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 26%
John Shadegg 71%
Christopher Shays 34%
Carol Shea-Porter 43%
Heath Shuler 46%
Ike Skelton 56%
Gordon Smith 74%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 41%
Hilda Solis 32%
Mark Souder 59%
Zack Space 41%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Pete Stark 38%
Cliff Stearns 71%
Ted Stevens 69%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Sullivan 59%
John Sununu 54%
Betty Sutton 41%
Tom Tancredo 87%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 36%
Gene Taylor 69%
Lee Terry 71%
Craig Thomas 39%
Todd Tiahrt 59%
John Tierney 42%
Ed Towns 46%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 28%
Mark Udall 43%
George Voinovich 44%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 66%
Diane Watson 36%
Mel Watt 31%
Henry Waxman 32%
Jim Webb, Jr. 39%
Anthony Weiner 48%
David Weldon 61%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 41%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Heather Wilson 61%
Frank Wolf 61%
Lynn Woolsey 38%
David Wu 41%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 66%

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