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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2009 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ron Paul 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
John Shadegg 91%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
Todd Akin 88%
Eric Cantor 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 86%
Dan Burton 85%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 85%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
Sue Myrick 85%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 84%
John Sullivan 84%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
David Dreier 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
George Radanovich 81%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
John Linder 80%
Don Manzullo 80%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Steve Buyer 77%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
Dan Lungren 77%
Connie Mack IV 77%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 76%
Mark Souder 76%
Rodney Alexander 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 74%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
Geoff Davis 73%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 73%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 73%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 72%
Jean Schmidt 72%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 69%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 69%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Zach Wamp 69%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 69%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 68%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 68%
Ginny Brown-Waite 68%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 68%
Jerry Lewis 68%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 68%
Melquiades Martinez 66%
Steve Austria 65%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 65%
Elton Gallegly 65%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 65%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 65%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 64%
Tim Johnson 64%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 64%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 63%
George Voinovich 63%
Bobby Bright 62%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 62%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 62%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 62%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 62%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60%
Kit Bond 59%
Brian Bilbray 58%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 58%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 58%
Judd Gregg 58%
Chris Lee 58%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 58%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
Bill Young 57%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 55%
Roland Burris 55%
Robert Byrd 55%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 55%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 55%
Daniel Inouye 55%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 55%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 55%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
Dick Lugar 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 55%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 55%
Heath Shuler 55%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
Mary Bono Mack 54%
Mike Castle 54%
Travis Childers 54%
Vern Ehlers 54%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 54%
Steve LaTourette 54%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 54%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 52%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 52%
Chris Dodd 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%

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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