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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ernest Alexander 100%
Carl Crane 100%
William Daniel IV 100%
Mike Futrell 100%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 100%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 100%
Max Malone 100%
Michael Michot 100%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
Pete Schneider III 100%
Victor Stelly 100%
Jim Tucker 100%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100%
Carla Dartez 97%
Kay Katz 97%
Donald Kennard 96%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Shirley Bowler 94%
Emile Bruneau 94%
N. J. Damico 94%
Greg Fruge 94%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 94%
Jennifer Sneed 94%
Diane Winston 94%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 93%
Joseph Toomy 93%
Robert Barham 90%
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson 90%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 90%
Fred Hoyt 90%
Lelon Kenney 90%
Ronald Bean 89%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 88%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 88%
Jay Bowen McCallum 88%
Charles McDonald 88%
Anthony Richard Perkins 88%
B.L. Shaw 88%
Jack Smith 88%
Thomas Wright 88%
Mickey Frith 87%
A. Crowe, Jr. 86%
Mike Strain 84%
Wayne Waddell 84%
John Diez 83%
Arthur Lentini 82%
Sydnie Mae Durand 81%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 81%
Troy Hebert 81%
Jay Dardenne, Jr. 80%
Noble Ellington 80%
Heulette Fontenot 80%
Jane Smith 80%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 79%
Henry Powell 78%
Damon Baldone 75%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 75%
Butch Gautreaux 75%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 75%
Warren Triche, Jr. 75%
Jerry Thomas 74%
LA Parish President At-Large Errol Romero 72%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 71%
Nita Hutter 71%
Joel Chaisson II 70%
Ken Hollis 70%
Craig Romero 70%
Kenneth Smith 70%
Gerald Theunissen 70%
J. Chris Ullo 70%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 69%
Joe Salter 69%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 69%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 67%
Bill Jones 65%
Ernest Wooton 59%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 57%
Charles Riddle III 56%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 56%
Alexander Heaton 53%
Roy Hopkins 53%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 50%
Thomas McVea 50%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 47%
James Cain 47%
Glenn Ansardi 46%
Emma Devillier 45%
Jean Doerge 44%
Jon Johnson 44%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 44%
Melinda Schwegmann 41%
Rick Farrar 38%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 36%
Richard Gallot, Jr. 34%
LA Mayor President At-Large Sharon Broome Democratic 33%
Kyle Mark Green 33%
Kay Iles 33%
Patrick Swilling 33%
Herman Ray Hill 31%
Ben Nevers, Sr. 31%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 31%
Willie Mount 30%
Paulette Riley Irons 29%
Foster Campbell, Jr. 28%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 28%
Wilfred Pierre 28%
Thomas Townsend 28%
Michael Jackson 27%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu 27%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 27%
Gillis Pinac 27%
Elcie Guillory 26%
Francis Heitmeier 26%
Billy Montgomery 26%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Colomb Democratic 25%
Donald Hines 25%
Charles Irvin Hudson 25%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 25%
Lambert Boissiere, Jr. 24%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Tarver, Sr. Democratic 24%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 23%
Wilson Fields 22%
Diana Bajoie 21%
LA Council Member At-Large Kip Holden 21%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 20%
Charles Jones 20%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 20%
Clara Baudoin 19%
LA State House 72 Robby Carter Democratic 19%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 19%
Lydia Jackson 19%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 19%
Edwin Murray 19%
Cleo Fields 18%
LA State House 4 Cedric Glover Democratic 17%
Leonard Lucas, Jr. 17%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 13%
Renee Gill Pratt 13%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 11%
Israel Curtis 8%
Joe McPherson 7%

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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