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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 58%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 53%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 61%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 58%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 21%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 45%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 47%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 45%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 61%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 39%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 55%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 32%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 39%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 65%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 58%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 65%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 37%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 35%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 45%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 47%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 45%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 58%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 53%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 47%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 59%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 47%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 37%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
Neil Abercrombie 63%
Gary Ackerman 56%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 45%
Rodney Alexander 35%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 53%
Rob Andrews 53%
Joe Baca, Sr. 53%
Spencer Bachus 29%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 75%
Brian Baird 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 42%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
John Barrow 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
Joe Barton 44%
Charlie Bass 32%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 25%
Bob Beauprez 45%
Bob Bennett 89%
Shelley Berkley 47%
Howard Berman 58%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 40%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Tim Bishop 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
John Boehner 40%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 37%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 42%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 58%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 42%
Barbara Boxer 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Bob Brady 53%
Corrine Brown 59%
Henry Brown, Jr. 47%
Sam Brownback 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 47%

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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