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Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2009 Positions on Personal Liberties

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 77%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 88%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 29%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 65%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 76%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 65%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 14%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 31%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 21%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 45%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 65%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 21%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 62%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 64%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 81%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 54%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 14%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 43%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 72%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 65%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 65%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 69%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 69%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 29%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 16%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 14%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 21%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 14%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 77%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 73%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 18%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 65%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 88%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 29%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 65%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 23%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 16%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 14%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 76%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 65%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 14%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 58%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 15%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 24%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 24%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 7%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 14%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 85%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 45%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 50%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 16%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 31%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 23%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 36%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 64%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 21%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 45%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 65%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 21%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 62%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 64%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 81%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 29%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 23%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 7%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 15%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 55%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 21%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 54%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 45%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 14%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 43%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 29%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 15%
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