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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2009 Economic Liberties Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
John Adler 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 77%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 13%
Steve Austria 84%
Joe Baca, Sr. 7%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
Brian Baird 26%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 28%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
Bob Bennett 82%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
John Boccieri 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 96%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 7%
Rick Boucher 22%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 70%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Roland Burris 30%
Dan Burton 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 22%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
Joseph Cao 48%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 22%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 28%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 84%
Mike Castle 56%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
Ben Chandler III 14%
Travis Childers 39%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 7%
Kent Conrad 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 26%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 86%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 7%
Jerry Costello 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 20%
Artur Davis 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 21%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
Norm Dicks 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
Chris Dodd 34%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 7%
Byron Dorgan 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 83%
Steve Driehaus 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 66%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
Bob Etheridge 7%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 6%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 58%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 26%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 95%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%

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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