Rating Group: ACLU of Indiana (American Civil Liberties Union)

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House - 3 Jim Banks Republican 30%
IN U.S. House - 4 Jim Baird Republican 40%
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch Republican 40%
IN State House - 4 Ed Soliday Republican 50%
IN State House - 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 60%
IN State House - 10 Chuck Moseley Democratic 70%
IN State House - 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 90%
IN State House - 16 Douglas Gutwein Republican 40%
IN State House - 21 Timothy Wesco Republican 40%
IN State House - 25 Donald Lehe Republican 40%
IN State House - 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 67%
IN State House - 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 40%
IN State House - 30 Mike Karickhoff Republican 50%
IN State House - 36 Terri Austin Democratic 87%
IN State House - 38 Heath VanNatter Republican 40%
IN State House - 39 Gerald Torr Republican 44%
IN State House - 40 Gregory Steuerwald Republican 40%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown Republican 40%
IN State House - 45 Bruce Borders Republican 40%
IN State House - 46 Bob Heaton Republican 40%
IN State House - 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 50%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry Republican 40%
IN State House - 54 Tom Saunders Republican 50%
IN State House - 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 30%
IN State House - 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 90%
IN State House - 67 Randy Frye Republican 40%
IN State House - 72 Ed Clere Republican 40%
IN State House - 76 Wendy McNamara Republican 40%
IN State House - 79 Matt Lehman Republican 40%
IN State House - 84 Bob Morris Republican 40%
IN State House - 86 Ed DeLaney Democratic 90%
IN State House - 90 Mike Speedy Republican 40%
IN State House - 91 Bob Behning Republican 37%
IN State House - 94 Cherrish Pryor Democratic 90%
IN State House - 95 John Bartlett Democratic 90%
IN State House - 96 Greg Porter Democratic 87%
IN State House - 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 90%
IN State Senate - 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN State Senate - 2 Lonnie Randolph, Jr. Democratic 86%
IN State Senate - 5 Ed Charbonneau Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 10 David Niezgodski Democratic 80%
IN State Senate - 13 Susan Glick Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 20%
IN State Senate - 19 Travis Holdman Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 22 Ron Alting Republican 40%
IN State Senate - 23 Phil Boots Republican 50%
IN State Senate - 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 89%
IN State Senate - 33 Greg Taylor Democratic 89%
IN State Senate - 35 Michael Young Republican 67%
IN State Senate - 37 Rodric Bray Republican 40%
IN State Senate - 41 Greg Walker Republican 40%
IN State Senate - 42 Jean Leising Republican 30%
IN State Senate - 44 Eric Koch Republican 40%
IN State Senate - 48 Mark Messmer Republican 44%
IN State Senate - 49 Jim Tomes Republican 50%
IN State Senate - 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 60%
IN Council Member - 3 Charlie Brown 87%
Jim Arnold 78%
Ron Bacon 44%
Jeb Bardon 100%
Kreg Battles 70%
Pat Bauer 90%
Brian Bosma 40%
Billie Breaux 89%
John Broden 75%
Woody Burton 40%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 89%
David Cheatham 70%
William Crawford 80%
Wes Culver 40%
Bill Davis 44%
Steve Davisson 40%
John Day 78%
Mike Delph 20%
Nancy Dembowski 87%
Tom Dermody 50%
Chester Dobis 78%
Richard Dodge 40%
Doug Eckerty 30%
Sue Ellspermann 40%
Jeffrey Espich 40%
Ralph Foley 40%
William Friend 40%
David Frizzell 33%
Craig Fry 80%
Beverly Gard 22%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 80%
Terry Goodin 60%
Ron Grooms 40%
Dale Grubb 70%
Earl Harris 90%
Randy Head 30%
Brandt Hershman 20%
Kathleen Heuer 40%
Phillip Hinkle 40%
Lindel Hume 67%
Luke Kenley 20%
Clyde Kersey 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House - 3 Jim Banks R 30%
IN U.S. House - 4 Jim Baird R 40%
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch R 40%
IN State House - 4 Ed Soliday R 50%
IN State House - 8 Ryan Dvorak D 60%
IN State House - 10 Chuck Moseley D 70%
IN State House - 14 Vernon Smith D 90%
IN State House - 16 Douglas Gutwein R 40%
IN State House - 21 Timothy Wesco R 40%
IN State House - 25 Donald Lehe R 40%
IN State House - 27 Sheila Klinker D 67%
IN State House - 28 Jeffrey Thompson R 40%
IN State House - 30 Mike Karickhoff R 50%
IN State House - 36 Terri Austin D 87%
IN State House - 38 Heath VanNatter R 40%
IN State House - 39 Gerald Torr R 44%
IN State House - 40 Gregory Steuerwald R 40%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown R 40%
IN State House - 45 Bruce Borders R 40%
IN State House - 46 Bob Heaton R 40%
IN State House - 50 Daniel Leonard R 50%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry R 40%
IN State House - 54 Tom Saunders R 50%
IN State House - 57 Sean Eberhart R 30%
IN State House - 61 Matt Pierce D 90%
IN State House - 67 Randy Frye R 40%
IN State House - 72 Ed Clere R 40%
IN State House - 76 Wendy McNamara R 40%
IN State House - 79 Matt Lehman R 40%
IN State House - 84 Bob Morris R 40%
IN State House - 86 Ed DeLaney D 90%
IN State House - 90 Mike Speedy R 40%
IN State House - 91 Bob Behning R 37%
IN State House - 94 Cherrish Pryor D 90%
IN State House - 95 John Bartlett D 90%
IN State House - 96 Greg Porter D 87%
IN State House - 99 Vanessa Summers D 90%
IN State Senate - 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 67%
IN State Senate - 2 Lonnie Randolph, Jr. D 86%
IN State Senate - 5 Ed Charbonneau R 30%
IN State Senate - 9 Ryan Mishler R 30%
IN State Senate - 10 David Niezgodski D 80%
IN State Senate - 13 Susan Glick R 30%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse R 20%
IN State Senate - 19 Travis Holdman R 30%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck R 30%
IN State Senate - 22 Ron Alting R 40%
IN State Senate - 23 Phil Boots R 50%
IN State Senate - 25 Tim Lanane D 89%
IN State Senate - 33 Greg Taylor D 89%
IN State Senate - 35 Michael Young R 67%
IN State Senate - 37 Rodric Bray R 40%
IN State Senate - 41 Greg Walker R 40%
IN State Senate - 42 Jean Leising R 30%
IN State Senate - 44 Eric Koch R 40%
IN State Senate - 48 Mark Messmer R 44%
IN State Senate - 49 Jim Tomes R 50%
IN State Senate - 50 Vaneta Becker R 60%
IN Council Member - 3 Charlie Brown 87%
Jim Arnold 78%
Ron Bacon 44%
Jeb Bardon 100%
Kreg Battles 70%
Pat Bauer 90%
Brian Bosma 40%
Billie Breaux 89%
John Broden 75%
Woody Burton 40%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 89%
David Cheatham 70%
William Crawford 80%
Wes Culver 40%
Bill Davis 44%
Steve Davisson 40%
John Day 78%
Mike Delph 20%
Nancy Dembowski 87%
Tom Dermody 50%
Chester Dobis 78%
Richard Dodge 40%
Doug Eckerty 30%
Sue Ellspermann 40%
Jeffrey Espich 40%
Ralph Foley 40%
William Friend 40%
David Frizzell 33%
Craig Fry 80%
Beverly Gard 22%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 80%
Terry Goodin 60%
Ron Grooms 40%
Dale Grubb 70%
Earl Harris 90%
Randy Head 30%
Brandt Hershman 20%
Kathleen Heuer 40%
Phillip Hinkle 40%
Lindel Hume 67%
Luke Kenley 20%
Clyde Kersey 80%
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