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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 30%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Wayne Allard 40%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 80%
Richard Armey 70%
John Ashcroft 60%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 10%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
William Baker 30%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 60%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 30%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 60%
Tom Bevill 10%
Joe Biden, Jr. 40%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 70%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
John Boehner 70%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 70%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Rick Boucher 20%
Barbara Boxer 40%
Bill Bradley 40%
John Breaux 40%
Bill Brewster 30%
Glen Browder 10%
Corrine Brown 60%
George Brown, Jr. 80%
Hank Brown 50%
Sam Brownback 30%
Richard Bryan 30%
Ed Bryant 90%
John Bryant 10%
Dale Bumpers 30%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 50%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Dave Camp 50%
Ben Campbell 40%
Mike Castle 20%
John Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Jim Chapman 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
Jon Lynn Christensen 90%
Dick Chrysler 40%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Eva Clayton 10%
Robert Clement 20%
William Clinger 40%
Dan Coats 40%
Howard Coble 60%
Thomas Coburn 80%
Thad Cochran 50%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 20%
Barbara-Rose Collins 10%
Cardiss Collins 80%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 80%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 40%
John Conyers, Jr. 80%
Wes Cooley 80%
Jerry Costello 30%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 30%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 60%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 20%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 70%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Randall Cunningham 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 30%
Thomas Daschle 40%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Nathan Deal 20%
Eligio de la Garza II 20%
Thomas DeLay 70%
Ronald Dellums 90%
Peter Deutsch 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 10%
Julian Dixon 70%
Chris Dodd 50%
Robert Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 40%
Robert Dornan 20%
David Dreier 30%
John Duncan, Jr. 70%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Bill Emerson 60%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 80%
Lane Evans 80%

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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