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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby)

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 30%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 30%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 70%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 60%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Joe Barton 50%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 20%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 40%
Joe Biden, Jr. 10%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
John Boehner 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 20%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 10%
Barbara Boxer 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 0%
Corrine Brown 20%
George Brown, Jr. 10%
Sam Brownback 40%
Richard Bryan 10%
Ed Bryant 40%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 40%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Dave Camp 30%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 40%
Lois Capps 10%
Julia Carson 30%
Mike Castle 10%
John Chafee 10%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 30%
Eva Clayton 40%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 10%
Howard Coble 40%
Thomas Coburn 70%
Thad Cochran 10%
Michael Collins 60%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 20%
John Conyers, Jr. 20%
Merrill Cook 70%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 30%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 60%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Nathan Deal 70%
Bill Delahunt 20%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 60%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 20%
Julian Dixon 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 30%
David Dreier 30%
John Duncan, Jr. 90%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
Chet Edwards 20%

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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