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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2009 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 29%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
John Adler 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 52%
Rodney Alexander 74%
Jason Altmire 36%
Rob Andrews 14%
Michael Arcuri 29%
Steve Austria 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
Brian Baird 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 21%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 51%
Brian Bilbray 58%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 65%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 68%
John Boccieri 29%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 80%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 54%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 69%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 21%
Rick Boucher 16%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 68%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 15%
Bobby Bright 62%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 16%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 52%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 45%
Ginny Brown-Waite 68%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
Jim Bunning 42%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 45%
Roland Burris 55%
Dan Burton 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 15%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 55%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 87%
Eric Cantor 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
Joseph Cao 48%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 23%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 64%
Mike Castle 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 81%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Travis Childers 54%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 23%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 23%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 14%
Kent Conrad 47%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 63%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
Jerry Costello 38%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 14%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 58%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
Kathy Dahlkemper 30%
Artur Davis 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 23%
Geoff Davis 73%
Lincoln Davis 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
Bill Delahunt 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
James DeMint 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Norm Dicks 14%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
Chris Dodd 52%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 43%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 30%
David Dreier 81%
Steve Driehaus 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 14%
Chet Edwards 21%
Vern Ehlers 54%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
Brad Ellsworth 36%
Jo Ann Emerson 62%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 15%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
Bob Etheridge 15%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%
Barney Frank 30%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 15%
Elton Gallegly 65%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 29%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
Bart Gordon 43%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
Judd Gregg 58%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%

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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