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Defense of Liberty

2013 Liberty Report Card



1st Session of the
126th Maine House & Senate




















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Defense of Liberty PAC 2013 Maine Liberty Report Card


This is the first annual Liberty Report Card issued by Defense of Liberty PAC,
based on 17 roll call votes in the House and 14 in the Senate. Bills have been
carefully selected for inclusion that clearly demonstrate the level of respect our
elected representatives show for our individual rights and liberties.

This year we offer our sincerest thanks to the Liberty Legislator of the Year,
Representative Aaron Libby for his unwavering support of liberty. His voting
record---as well as his dedicated efforts to advance issues like Constitutional
Carry and Obamacare Nullification---proves his commitment to the principles
upon which this great state, as well as this organization, were founded.

This report card is based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes and their impact
on the State of Maine---actual, recorded floor votes on legislation in the House
and Senate.

Pro-liberty votes protect individual freedom of choice and personal
responsibility; recognize the superiority of freedom over coercion; respect the
citizens right to self-ownership; promote governance that is transparent,
accountable, and adheres to the Constitution; and recognizes the value of
voluntary economic decisions.

Anti-liberty votes replace self-governance with interventionist regulation;
assume rules made by agencies backed by force are superior to voluntary
choices backed by personal accountability; and assume a better economy can
be managed by a central authority that compels people and businesses to pay
for policies they may not willingly support.

The Liberty Report Card is the result of hundreds of hours of work by many
volunteers who have read and analyzed bills, testified before committees,
called and written their representatives, and culled extensive data from
legislative voting records.

We encourage Maine citizens to learn the facts about how their elected
representatives are voting in Augusta and to use this tool to hold them
accountable. This report card serves as a valuable voter guide when these
same representatives are running for re-election.


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Scored House Votes

























Scored Senate Votes
Bill Caption DOLPAC Impact FOR AGAINST
LD-660 Constitutional Carry FOR 5 73 74
LD-680 Obamacare Nullification FOR 5 24 113
LD-831 Right to Work FOR 5 52 92
LD-1564 Obamacare Expansion AGAINST 5 89 51
LD-1509 Budget AGAINST 5 114 34
LD-149 Make Gold and Silver Legal Tender FOR 4 69 79
LD-1240 Omnibus Gun Control Package AGAINST 4 78 66
LD-1309 Welfare for Politicians Expansion AGAINST 4 84 55
LD-220 Ban Implementation of Agenda 21 FOR 3 40 101
LD-236 Require a Warrant for Drone Surveillance FOR 3 83 56
LD-346 Increase Enforcement of Internet Sales Tax AGAINST 3 128 10
LD-345 Concealed Carry Privacy FOR 3 105 40
LD-415 Require a Warrant for Access to GPS Data FOR 3 112 28
LD-1229 Send Legalization of Marijuana to Referendum FOR 3 71 69
LD-611 Raise Minimum Wage AGAINST 2 86 58
LD-1282 Legalize Raw Milk FOR 2 99 42
LD-272 Ban those Under 18 from Using Tanning Salons AGAINST 1 82 63

Bill Caption DOLPAC Impact FOR AGAINST
LD-660 Constitutional Carry FOR 5 14 21
LD-831 Right to Work FOR 5 21 13
LD-1564 Obamacare Expansion AGAINST 5 20 15
LD-1509 Budget AGAINST 5 25 10
LD-1240 Omnibus Gun Control Package AGAINST 4 18 17
LD-1309 Welfare for Politicians Expansion AGAINST 4 26 9
LD-220 Ban Implementation of Agenda 21 FOR 3 11 24
LD-236 Require a Warrant for Drone Surveillance FOR 3 23 12
LD-345 Concealed Carry Privacy FOR 3 27 8
LD-415 Require a Warrant for Access to GPS Data FOR 3 19 15
LD-1229 Send Legalization of Marijuana to Referendum FOR 3 23 10
LD-611 Raise Minimum Wage AGAINST 2 19 16
LD-1282 Legalize Raw Milk FOR 2 17 16
LD-272 Bans those Under 18 from Using Tanning Salons AGAINST 1 19 16

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Grade Distribution

A+ 95-100%+ 1 rep 0 senators
A 90-94% 9 reps 1 senator
A- 85-89% 5 reps 0 senators

B+ 80-84% 9 reps 4 senators
B 75-89% 2 reps 4 senators
B- 70-74% 2 reps 0 senators

C+ 65-69% 12 reps 2 senators
C 60-64% 9 reps 0 senators
C- 55-59% 4 reps 3 senators

D+ 50-54% 2 reps 0 senators
D 45-49% 1 rep 0 senators
D- 40-45% 4 reps 1 senator

F 15-39% 63 reps 19 senators

CT 0-14% 25 reps 1 senator


Legislative Chambers (Average)

The Maine House D- 43%

The Maine Senate D- 43%

Political Parties (Average)

Maine House Republicans B- 71%
Maine Senate Republicans B- 71%

Maine House Unenrolled F 28%
Maine Senate Unenrolled F 25%

Maine House Democrats F 22%
Maine Senate Democrats F 21%


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Honor Roll Representatives
Name Town Grade Percent
Aaron Libby (R) Waterboro A+ 102%
Heather Sirocki (R) Scarborough A 94%
Larry Dunphy (R) Embden A 94%
Paul Davis (R) Sangerville A 93%
Jeff Timberlake (R) Turner A 93%
Beth Turner (R) Burlington A 93%
Anita Peavy-Haskell (R) Milford A 92%
Ellie Espling (R) New Gloucester A 91%
Dave Johnson (R) Eddington A 91%
Ricky Long (R) Sherman A 90%
Constitutional Threat Representatives
Name Town Grade Percent
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R$@$# A'#B)# ./0 R)('< 45 J7
1;'(-# 5($'+ ./0 R'@@-I$@@ 45 ST7
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4;'(@$* U()$*+ ./0 H(O#*I),B 45 SS7
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The Maine Senate












Name County Grade Percent
Garrett Mason (R) Androscoggin A 90%
Gary Plummer (R) Cumberland B+ 83%
Mike Thibodeau (R) Waldo B+ 83%
Doug Thomas (R) Somerset B+ 81%
Andre Cushing (R) Penobscot B+ 80%
Ron Collins (R) York B 77%
Jim Hamper (R) Oxford B 77%
Rod Whittermore (R) Somerset B 77%
Dave Burns (R) Washington B 77%
Roger Sherman (R) Aroostook C+ 65%
Roger Katz (R) Kennebec C+ 65%
Brian Langley (R) Hancock C- 58%
Patrick Flood (R) Kennebec C- 58%
Ed Youngblood (R) Penobscot C- 56%
Tom Saviello (R) Franklin D- 44%
Troy Jackson (D) Aroostook F 38%
John Patrick (D) Oxford F 31%

Name County Grade Percent
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Honor Roll Senators
Name County Grade Percent
Garrett Mason (R) Androscoggin A 90%
Constitutional Threat Senators
Name County Grade Percent
Margaret Craven (D) Androscoggin CT 11%


The Maine House of Representatives



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Name Party Town Grade Percent
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&'(B* / U)++*+-# K W67
&'*-# / 5-C*;'< K [^7
&'*+(',,)- / 1'#2-(3 45 67
&,4'9$ / 1B-I;$P'# K [=7
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&,E@I$$ A 4'()9-O 4 \S7
&,:-I'# / X-(B K S=7
&,8$'# / :-(;'< K [D7
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&--#$# / U-(+@'#3 K SD7
&-()'(+M / 4O<9$(@'#3 K [67
&-(()*-# / 1-O+; U-(+@'#3 K SD7
G'3$'O A K-(+ N$#+ 4_ \\7
G'3$'O / ?)#*@-I K [67
G$@*-# / K'@<-O+; K S=7
G$I$#3MB$ A 8)+,;2)$@3 H_ DW7
G--# / 1'#2-(3 K SJ7
GO++)#P A `'B@'#3 4_ \\7
U'((M A "(O#3$@ H% ^67
U$'*$ A &-(()@@ 4 \S7
U$'F$M%R'*B$@ A &)@2-(3 " J[7
U$-C@$* / ?$*+9(--B K W=7
U$+$(*-# / AO<2-(3 / 6\7
U@'#+$ / H$(I),B K SJ7
U-O@)-+ A "OPO*+' 4 \T7
U-I$(* / G'C@$* K [W7
U()$*+ / H(O#*I),B 45 SS7
U()#P@$ / ?)#3;'< K [[7
A'#B)# / R)('< 45 J7
A$$3 A 4'<$@ H ^J7
A-,;$@- / H)33$2-(3 45 S67
A-+O#3- / 8$I)*+-# 45 SW7
AO**$@@ / U-(+@'#3 K W[7
AMB$(*-# / N)++$(M K [W7
1'#9-(# / :-(;'< 45 =7
1'#3$(*-# A 4;$@*$' H_ DS7
1'O,)$( / U($*aO$ Q*@$ K W\7
1']+-# / R'(C*I$@@ K [W7
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1;-(+ / U)++*2)$@3 K [67
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1+O,B$M / U-(+@'#3 K SD7
5;$()'O@+ / &'3'I'*B' K [S7
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?$@*; / A-,BC-(+ 45 D7
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