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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 63%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 35%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 58%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 65%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 15%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 61%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 89%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 25%
Richard Armey 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 26%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Brian Baird 26%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Bennett 95%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 21%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Rod Blagojevich 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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