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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Economic Liberties Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 95%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 26%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 77%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 55%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 70%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 65%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 65%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 70%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 79%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80%

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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