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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 53%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 23%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 58%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 37%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 21%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 51%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 68%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 56%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 35%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 56%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
Neil Abercrombie 27%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 78%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 22%
Richard Armey 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Spencer Bachus 56%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 59%
Cass Ballenger 59%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 13%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 15%
Douglas Bereuter 44%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 43%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
Kit Bond 68%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 24%
Mary Bono Mack 47%
Robert Borski, Jr. 29%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 28%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 18%
Ed Bryant 62%
Jim Bunning 84%
Conrad Burns 70%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 31%
Herbert Callahan 56%
Dave Camp 55%
Ben Campbell 68%
Chris Cannon 70%
Julia Carson 18%
Mike Castle 32%
Linc Chafee 31%
Saxby Chambliss 55%
Eva Clayton 16%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 16%

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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