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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2007 Positions on Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 61%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 41%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 59%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 41%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 59%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 29%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 34%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 34%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 41%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 27%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 41%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 41%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 59%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 39%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 34%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 34%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 68%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 72%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 44%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 39%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 34%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 44%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 41%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 69%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 54%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 66%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 36%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 38%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 36%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 46%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 41%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 51%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 56%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 36%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 36%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 41%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 36%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 31%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 41%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 51%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 38%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 48%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 66%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 41%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 51%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 56%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 51%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 46%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 41%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 61%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 59%

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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