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Special Interest Groups

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

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 15%
LA State House 4 Cedric Glover Democratic 57%
LA State House 72 Robby Carter Democratic 48%
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 17%
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 30%
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 100%
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 57%
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 67%
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 90%
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Colomb Democratic 33%
LA State Senate 15 Regina Barrow Democratic 75%
LA State Senate 18 Eddie Lambert Republican 86%
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 76%
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 95%
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 100%
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 67%
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 71%
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100%
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 76%
LA State Senate 35 James Fannin Republican 90%
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. Republican 100%
LA Parish President At-Large Errol Romero 44%
LA Mayor President At-Large Sharon Broome Democratic 50%
LA Mayor President At-Large Joel Robideaux Republican 100%
Robert Adley 100%
Ernest Alexander 90%
Jody Amedee 75%
Glenn Ansardi 62%
Jeff Arnold 56%
Austin Badon, Jr. 55%
Diana Bajoie 50%
Damon Baldone 76%
Robert Barham 100%
Clara Baudoin 56%
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 19%
Gary Beard 94%
Walter Boasso 100%
Shirley Bowler 81%
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 67%
Emile Bruneau 74%
Sherri Buffington 50%
Tim Burns 90%
Roy Burrell 29%
James Cain 25%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50%
Joel Chaisson II 100%
Carl Crane 100%
Donald Cravins, Jr. 62%
Donald Cravins, Sr. 50%
A. Crowe, Jr. 86%
Israel Curtis 33%
N. J. Damico 76%
William Daniel IV 95%
Jay Dardenne, Jr. 100%
Carla Dartez 67%
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 38%
Jean Doerge 71%
Gordon Dove, Sr. 89%
Hollis Downs 90%
Ann Duplessis 50%
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 75%
Sydnie Mae Durand 95%
Noble Ellington 100%
Rick Farrar 57%
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 90%
Cleo Fields 75%
Heulette Fontenot 100%
Mickey Frith 86%
Richard Gallot, Jr. 43%
Butch Gautreaux 100%
Nick Gautreaux 50%
Brett Geymann 88%
Cheryl Gray Evans 30%
Hunter Greene 90%
Elcie Guillory 43%
Mickey Guillory 56%
Alexander Heaton 42%
Troy Hebert 43%
Francis Heitmeier 100%
Herman Ray Hill 42%
Donald Hines 50%
Avon Honey 30%
Roy Hopkins 85%
Willie Hunter, Jr. 33%
Nita Hutter 71%
Lydia Jackson 50%
Michael Jackson 38%
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 24%
Charles Jones 25%
Kay Katz 100%
Donald Kennard 78%
Lelon Kenney 90%
Charles Kleckley 100%
Robert Kostelka 50%
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 74%
Juan LaFonta 16%
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 86%
Arthur Lentini 100%
Max Malone 100%
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 50%
Charles McDonald 90%
Joe McPherson 50%
Thomas McVea 81%
Michael Michot 100%
Billy Montgomery 71%
Willie Mount 50%
Edwin Murray 100%
Ben Nevers, Sr. 50%
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 57%
Wilfred Pierre 62%
Gillis Pinac 52%
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 79%
Henry Powell 90%
Michael Powell 90%
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 44%
Harold Ritchie 62%
Craig Romero 100%
Joe Salter 67%
Pete Schneider III 78%
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 100%
Jack Smith 71%
Jane Smith 86%
Kenneth Smith 100%
Karen St Germain 84%
Charmaine Stiaes 17%
Mike Strain 90%
Gerald Theunissen 100%
Joseph Toomy 76%
Thomas Townsend 24%
Donald Trahan 86%
Warren Triche, Jr. 89%
Jim Tucker 88%
J. Chris Ullo 100%
Wayne Waddell 95%
Monica Walker 76%
Diane Winston 93%
Ernest Wooton 62%
Thomas Wright 70%

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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