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Special Interest Groups

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

2000-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jeff Arnold 100%
Gary Beard 100%
Thomas John Capella 100%
William Daniel IV 100%
Max Malone 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
Jim Tucker 100%
Kay Katz 98%
Shirley Bowler 96%
A. Crowe, Jr. 92%
Mike Futrell 92%
Anthony Richard Perkins 92%
Thomas Wright 92%
Ernest Alexander 88%
Carl Crane 88%
Lynn Blackquell Dean 88%
Daniel Thomas Flavin 88%
Charles McDonald 88%
Pete Schneider III 88%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 88%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 86%
Donald Kennard 85%
Diane Winston 85%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 84%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 84%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 83%
Fred Hoyt 83%
Michael Michot 83%
Emile Bruneau 81%
Greg Fruge 81%
Damon Baldone 80%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 80%
Hunt Downer, Jr. 79%
Mike Strain 79%
Wayne Waddell 79%
Joel Chaisson II 77%
B.L. Shaw 77%
Ronald Bean 76%
Jennifer Sneed 76%
Henry Powell 75%
LA Parish President At-Large Errol Romero 75%
Victor Stelly 75%
N. J. Damico 73%
John Diez 73%
Troy Hebert 73%
Nita Hutter 73%
Joseph Toomy 72%
Carla Dartez 71%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 71%
Mickey Frith 69%
Warren Triche, Jr. 69%
Ken Hollis 68%
Jerry Luke LeBlanc 68%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 68%
Jack Smith 68%
Lelon Kenney 67%
Heulette Fontenot 66%
Jane Smith 65%
Robert Barham 63%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 62%
Roy Hopkins 60%
Butch Gautreaux 59%
Gerald Theunissen 59%
Jerry Thomas 59%
Glenn Ansardi 57%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 57%
Arthur Lentini 56%
Sydnie Mae Durand 54%
Rick Farrar 54%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 54%
Craig Romero 54%
Ernest Wooton 54%
Jay Dardenne, Jr. 51%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 50%
J. Chris Ullo 49%
Lambert Boissiere, Jr. 48%
Alexander Heaton 48%
Thomas McVea 47%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 46%
Willie Mount 46%
Kenneth Smith 46%
James Cain 45%
Louis Lambert, Jr. 45%
Noble Ellington 44%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 43%
Jean Doerge 42%
Ben Nevers, Sr. 42%
Joe Salter 42%
Melinda Schwegmann 41%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 40%
Emma Devillier 40%
Paulette Riley Irons 40%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 38%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 38%
Patrick Swilling 38%
LA Mayor President At-Large Sharon Broome Democratic 36%
Kyle Mark Green 36%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 35%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 35%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Colomb Democratic 33%
Michael Jackson 33%
Wilfred Pierre 33%
Richard Gallot, Jr. 32%
Elcie Guillory 31%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 30%
Herman Ray Hill 30%
Billy Montgomery 29%
Thomas Townsend 29%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 28%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 28%
LA State House 72 Robby Carter Democratic 27%
Francis Heitmeier 26%
Joe McPherson 26%
Clara Baudoin 24%
Lydia Jackson 24%
Bill Jones 23%
Leonard Lucas, Jr. 22%
Jon Johnson 21%
Diana Bajoie 20%
LA Council Member At-Large Kip Holden 20%
Kay Iles 20%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 19%
Charles Irvin Hudson 18%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu 16%
LA Mayor At-Large Mitch Landrieu Democratic 16%
John Joseph Hainkel, Jr. 15%
Gillis Pinac 15%
Cleo Fields 13%
LA State Senate 39 Gregory Tarver, Sr. Democratic 13%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 12%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 12%
Edwin Murray 12%
LA State House 4 Cedric Glover Democratic 9%
Donald Hines 9%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 8%
Israel Curtis 5%
Charles Jones 5%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 3%
Avon Honey 0%

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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