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    This page lists memberships in organizations, for elected officials. Each organization determines its own rules for membership.

00-RLC0 on Dec 8, 2000

Membership Roster: of the Republican Liberty Caucus:
Source: Republican Liberty Caucus web site

What is the RLC?

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a grassroots, nationwide organization affiliated with the Republican Party (GOP). The goal of the RLC is to elect pro-liberty individuals to office. The RLC was founded in 1990, and now has members in every state.

What does the RLC do?

We are expanding our nationwide base of pro-liberty Republicans. We publish a national newsletter and some state chapters publish newsletters as well.

What is the RLCís platform?

The RLC doesnít have an official platform like the major parties, because it is a political club and only affiliated with a major party. There is, however, an official list of RLC positions that emphasizes limited government across the board. The document was adopted at the 1996 RLC convention. Individual RLC members do not necessarily concur with every position, and it is not a requirement of membership to endorse it. It does seem to reflect the general views of the members.

Why donít you just join the Libertarian Party?

Many in our group have been LP members, some still are. Our past chairman, Rep. Ron Paul, was the LP presidential candidate in 1988. Our Past Treasurer, Mike Holmes, was a founding member of the LP.

Everyone in the RLC joined for their own reasons, but it can be presumed that they all would agree that in many races the GOP is the best way to go in order to actually get a libertarian elected. It can also be said that the LP runs educational campaigns, where the goal is not actually electing someone, but educating the public about the libertarian philosophy. We are interested in getting someone who holds the libertarian philosophy elected.

Will the RLC support an LP candidate?

The RLC does not support LP candidates in a race where there is a GOP candidate. This does not mean that individual RLC members are party line voters. A personís individual choice with regards to voting is not a litmus test for participation in the RLC.


  • Topic: Principles & Values
  • Headline: Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 00-RLC0



Republicans participating in 00-RLC0

Roscoe Bartlett s1mMaryland Republican 
John Culberson s1mTexas Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1mTennessee Republican 
Jeff Flake s1mArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Mark Foley s1mFlorida Republican 
Scott Garrett s1mNew Jersey Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1mArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Sam Johnson s1mTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1mNorth Carolina Republican 
Ron Paul s1cPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
John Shadegg s1mArizona Republican 
Nick Smith s1mMI Former Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep 
Todd Tiahrt s1mKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Zach Wamp s1mTennessee Republican (until 2010) 



Independents participating in 00-RLC0

Virgil Goode s1mPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1


















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