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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2007 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
Gary Ackerman 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Todd Akin 66%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
Rodney Alexander 61%
Wayne Allard 59%
Thomas Allen 36%
Jason Altmire 46%
Rob Andrews 32%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 41%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 61%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 41%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 66%
J. Gresham Barrett 66%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 41%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
Max Baucus 34%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 27%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 36%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 51%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 49%
Judy Biggert 46%
Brian Bilbray 69%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
Jeff Bingaman 41%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 41%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 41%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 64%
Kit Bond 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 73%
Mary Bono Mack 46%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
Dan Boren 59%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 38%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 36%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
Nancy Boyda 31%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 41%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
Jim Bunning 59%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
Dan Burton 61%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
Steve Buyer 51%
Robert Byrd 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 61%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 44%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 39%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 41%
Christopher Carney 46%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
Julia Carson 48%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 59%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 39%
Mike Castle 56%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 59%
Ben Chandler III 41%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 32%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 36%
Hillary Clinton 26%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 56%
Norm Coleman 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 61%
Kent Conrad 44%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 41%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 46%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 41%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 48%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 46%
Barbara Cubin 34%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 36%
Artur Davis 46%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 41%
David Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 69%
Lincoln Davis 56%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 38%
Thomas Davis III 51%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 36%
Bill Delahunt 43%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 36%
James DeMint 69%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 51%
Norm Dicks 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
Chris Dodd 41%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 36%
Elizabeth Dole 59%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 68%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 41%
John Doolittle 66%
Byron Dorgan 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
Thelma Drake 66%
David Dreier 61%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
Chet Edwards 46%
Vern Ehlers 61%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
Brad Ellsworth 41%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 51%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 31%
Bob Etheridge 31%
Terry Everett 71%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 45%
Tom Feeney 64%
Russ Feingold 39%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 67%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 59%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
Barney Frank 46%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 41%
Elton Gallegly 61%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 51%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 41%
Paul Gillmor 48%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 61%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
Bart Gordon 51%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 46%

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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