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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2007 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Paul 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
Tom Tancredo 87%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 80%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 76%
Connie Mack IV 76%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 76%
Dick Lugar 74%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Gordon Smith 74%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 73%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 73%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 73%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
Terry Everett 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
Ric Keller 71%
John Linder 71%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 71%
John Shadegg 71%
Cliff Stearns 71%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
Zach Wamp 71%
Larry Craig 70%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 69%
Bob Bennett 69%
Brian Bilbray 69%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 69%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
Geoff Davis 69%
James DeMint 69%
Judd Gregg 69%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 69%
Jon Kyl 69%
Jerry Lewis 69%
Melquiades Martinez 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 69%
Marilyn Musgrave 69%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 69%
Ted Stevens 69%
Gene Taylor 69%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 68%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
Todd Akin 66%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 66%
J. Gresham Barrett 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 66%
John Doolittle 66%
Thelma Drake 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Tim Johnson 66%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 66%
Ron Lewis 66%
Don Manzullo 66%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 66%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
Sue Myrick 66%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 66%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 66%
Ralph Regula 66%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 66%
Jean Schmidt 66%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 66%
John Warner 66%
Bill Young 66%
J. Dennis Hastert 65%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 65%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 64%
Kit Bond 64%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 64%
Norm Coleman 64%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 64%
David Davis 64%
John Ensign 64%
Tom Feeney 64%
Wally Herger, Jr. 64%
Kenny Hulshof 64%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 64%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 64%
George Radanovich 64%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 64%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 62%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 62%
Rodney Alexander 61%
Richard Hugh Baker 61%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
Dan Burton 61%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 61%
Chris Cannon 61%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 61%
David Dreier 61%
Vern Ehlers 61%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 61%
Elton Gallegly 61%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 61%
Robert Hayes 61%
Duncan Hunter 61%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 61%
Steve LaTourette 61%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 61%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 61%
Denny Rehberg 61%
Richard Renzi 61%
Thomas Reynolds 61%
William Sali 61%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
David Weldon 61%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 61%
Heather Wilson 61%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 61%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 60%
Wayne Allard 59%
Dan Boren 59%
Jim Bunning 59%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 59%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 59%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 59%
Elizabeth Dole 59%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 59%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 59%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 59%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 59%
John Peterson 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 59%
Mark Souder 59%
John Sullivan 59%
Todd Tiahrt 59%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 56%
Mike Castle 56%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 56%
Lincoln Davis 56%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%

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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