Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 78%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 16%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 13%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 55%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 42%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 72%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 11%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 53%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 16%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 58%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 63%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 22%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 26%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 13%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 27%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 51%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 59%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 15%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 56%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 63%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 27%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 11%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 31%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 82%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 64%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 56%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 19%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 26%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 27%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 24%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 57%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 59%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 17%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 18%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 79%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 26%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 87%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 23%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 21%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 58%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 54%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 27%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 63%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 16%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 21%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 55%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 56%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 18%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 19%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 22%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 21%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 55%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 23%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 79%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 69%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 61%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 37%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 31%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 24%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 23%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 19%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 13%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 24%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 21%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 15%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 74%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 59%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 68%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 16%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 32%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 21%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 19%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 32%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 19%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 71%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 62%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 53%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 57%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 16%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 22%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 61%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 26%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 65%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 24%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 68%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 54%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 63%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 20%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 56%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 21%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 84%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 32%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 68%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 35%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 41%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 22%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 21%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 20%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 78%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 22%
Richard Armey 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
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%
Ben Campbell 68%
Chris Cannon 70%
Julia Carson 18%
Mike Castle 32%
Eva Clayton 16%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 16%
Robert Clement 32%
Michael Collins 74%
Larry Combest 68%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 20%
John Cooksey 54%
Jerry Costello 41%
Christopher Cox 71%
William Coyne 21%
Larry Craig 77%
Robert Cramer 31%
Philip Crane 69%
Barbara Cubin 68%
Randall Cunningham 62%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 41%
Bill Delahunt 22%
Thomas DeLay 68%
James DeMint 65%
Peter Deutsch 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 18%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 22%
John Doolittle 80%
Byron Dorgan 16%
David Dreier 53%
Jennifer Dunn 51%
John Edwards 13%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 47%
Bob Etheridge 28%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 68%
Russ Feingold 33%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 68%
Ernest Fletcher 51%
Mark Foley 37%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 57%
Barney Frank 24%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 17%
Elton Gallegly 48%
John Ganske 48%
George Gekas 53%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 22%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 35%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Benjamin Gilman 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
Bart Gordon 32%
Porter Goss 52%
Daniel Graham 13%
William Phillip Gramm 80%
Mark Green 55%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
Tony Hall 31%
James Hansen 62%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
Robert Hayes 59%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 72%
Joel Hefley 81%
Jesse Helms 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Baron Hill 28%
Van Hilleary 70%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 35%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Darlene Hooley 25%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kenny Hulshof 61%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Asa Hutchinson 56%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Henry Hyde 52%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 26%
William Jefferson 19%
James Merrill Jeffords 41%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 35%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 26%
Sue Kelly 32%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14%
Patrick Kennedy 28%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Gerald Kleczka 28%
Joseph Knollenberg 53%
Herb Kohl 18%
James Kolbe 48%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 79%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 25%
Tom Lantos 21%
Stephen Largent 68%
Steve LaTourette 46%
James Leach 42%
Jerry Lewis 53%
Ron Lewis 65%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 63%
William Lipinski 39%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
Dick Lugar 58%
William Luther 22%
James Maloney 29%
Don Manzullo 72%
Frank Mascara 35%
Robert Matsui 18%
Karen McCarthy 17%
James McCrery III 53%
John McHugh 43%
Scott McInnis 68%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 38%
Michael McNulty 26%
Martin Meehan 18%
Carrie Meek 19%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Dan Miller 53%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 31%
John Moakley 22%
Alan Mollohan 32%
Dennis Moore 30%
Constance Morella 20%
Frank Murkowski 68%
Jack Murtha 30%
Sue Myrick 61%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 60%
Robert William Ney 62%
Don Nickles 83%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 67%
James Nussle 58%
Jim Oberstar 26%
Dave Obey 29%
John Olver 18%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Doug Ose 47%
Major Owens 19%
Michael Oxley 54%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 22%
John Peterson 63%
David Phelps 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 62%
Richard Pombo 81%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Deborah Pryce 45%
Jack Quinn 38%
George Radanovich 63%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 49%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Bob Riley 65%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 36%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Timothy Roemer 38%
Steve Rothman 22%
Marge Roukema 40%
Jim Ryun 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 21%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 30%
Rick Santorum 73%
Paul Sarbanes 16%
Jim Saxton 48%
Joe Scarborough 72%
Robert Schaffer 80%
John Shadegg 76%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 41%
Christopher Shays 39%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Ronnie Shows 43%
Norman Sisisky 31%
Joseph Skeen 56%
Ike Skelton 34%
Gordon Smith 55%
Nick Smith 56%
Bob Smith 95%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 16%
Mark Souder 60%
Arlen Specter 48%
Floyd Spence 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 26%
Pete Stark 32%
Cliff Stearns 76%
Charles Stenholm 47%
Ted Stevens 62%
Ted Strickland 28%
Bob Stump 72%
Bart Stupak 36%
John Sununu 68%
John Sweeney 52%
Tom Tancredo 72%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 26%
William Tauzin 53%
Charles Taylor 73%
Gene Taylor 52%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 52%
Fred Thompson 74%
Karen Thurman 21%
Strom Thurmond 73%
Todd Tiahrt 70%
Robert Torricelli 26%
Ed Towns 18%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 19%
James Turner 25%
George Voinovich 72%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 60%
Wesley Watkins 64%
Mel Watt 18%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 59%
Anthony Weiner 13%
David Weldon 66%
W. Curtis Weldon 44%
Gerald Weller 48%
Paul Wellstone 17%
Robert Wexler 21%
Heather Wilson 47%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 32%
Albert Wynn 19%
Bill Young 53%

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