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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. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 27%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 17%
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%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 29%
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. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 27%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 55%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 27%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
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. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 41%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 10%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 53%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 23%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 58%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 61%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 31%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 24%
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 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%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 51%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 68%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
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%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
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, Jr. Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 59%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 31%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 11%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 4 Ralph Hall 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%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 23%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 54%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 63%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 35%
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 U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 32%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
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%

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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