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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Libertarian Party

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Bill Orton 30%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 80%
Ronald Packard 20%
Mike Parker 50%
Ed Pastor 60%
William Paxon 80%
Donald Payne 10%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 20%
Clay Pell, Jr. 40%
Pete Peterson 30%
Tom Petri 70%
Owen Pickett 10%
Richard Pombo 30%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 20%
Glenn Poshard 40%
Larry Pressler 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
David Pryor 20%
James Quillen 60%
Jack Quinn 40%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 50%
Charlie Rangel 10%
Ralph Regula 50%
Harry Reid 20%
Bill Richardson 10%
Frank Riggs 40%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 70%
Charles Robb 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 30%
Timothy Roemer 20%
Charles Rose III 0%
Toby Roth 60%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
Marge Roukema 30%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Matt Salmon 30%
Rick Santorum 60%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Thomas Sawyer 10%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Daniel Schaefer 30%
Steven Schiff 50%
Pat Schroeder 90%
Andrea Seastrand 30%
John Shadegg 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 50%
E.G. Shuster 60%
Paul Simon 60%
Alan Simpson 60%
Norman Sisisky 20%
David Skaggs 70%
Joseph Skeen 70%
Ike Skelton 30%
Louise Slaughter 30%
Linda Smith 70%
Nick Smith 20%
Bob Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 70%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 70%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 30%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 40%
Steve Stockman 80%
Louis Stokes 10%
Gerry Studds 70%
Bob Stump 30%
Bart Stupak 30%
James Talent 80%
John Tanner 20%
Randy Tate 60%
William Tauzin II 30%
Charles Taylor 60%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 10%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 40%
Fred Thompson 40%
Ray Thornton 20%
Karen Thurman 60%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Todd Tiahrt 30%
Peter Torkildsen 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 60%
Robert Torricelli 10%
Ed Towns 10%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
Bruce Vento 10%
Harold Volkmer 10%
Barbara Vucanovich 70%
Robert Walker 70%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 80%
Michael Ward 60%
John Warner 30%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
Henry Waxman 80%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 30%
Paul Wellstone 60%
Rick White 90%
Ed Whitfield 20%
Pat Williams 10%
Charles Wilson 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 50%
Lynn Woolsey 70%
Albert Wynn 70%
Sidney Yates 60%
Bill Young 10%
Bill Zeliff 80%
Richard Zimmer 90%

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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