Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 65%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 53%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 68%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 58%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 16%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 5%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 89%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 72%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 60%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 15%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 60%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 30%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 70%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 11%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 70%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 65%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 65%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 72%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 55%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 63%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 70%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 65%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 15%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 37%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 60%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 84%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 58%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 70%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 53%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 65%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 21%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 55%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 11%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 11%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 30%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 80%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 35%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 70%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 70%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 72%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 68%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 35%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 65%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 60%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 65%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 75%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 82%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 61%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 68%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 85%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 16%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 68%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 15%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 5%
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%
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%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Robert Borski, Jr. 16%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 26%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 37%
John Breaux 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
Ed Bryant 70%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 60%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 68%
Eric Cantor 75%
Jean Carnahan 40%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 45%
Eva Clayton 5%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 45%
Robert Clement 40%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Michael Collins 70%
Larry Combest 70%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 15%
John Cooksey 65%
Jon Corzine 5%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 70%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 75%
Randall Cunningham 63%
Thomas Daschle 5%
James Davis 20%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Thomas DeLay 68%
James DeMint 75%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84%
Calvin Dooley 30%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 65%
Jennifer Dunn 58%
John Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 58%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 80%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 70%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 15%
Peter Fitzgerald 83%
Ernest Fletcher 60%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 10%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 60%
George Gekas 60%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 58%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 55%
Daniel Graham 15%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Mark Green 60%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 85%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 55%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Tony Hall 11%
James Hansen 74%
Jane Harman 25%
Melissa Hart 60%
Robert Hayes 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Baron Hill 30%
Van Hilleary 60%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 35%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Darlene Hooley 32%
Stephen Horn 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 95%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 32%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Duncan Hunter 65%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Henry Hyde 65%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
William Jefferson 15%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 65%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Mark Kennedy 70%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Brian Kerns 85%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 70%
Herb Kohl 26%
James Kolbe 45%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 70%
Nicholas Lampson 18%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 60%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 72%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 65%
William Lipinski 42%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Ken Lucas 50%
Dick Lugar 80%
William Luther 15%
James Maloney 35%
Don Manzullo 75%
Frank Mascara 30%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 15%
James McCrery III 65%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 70%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 16%
Michael McNulty 5%
Martin Meehan 5%
Carrie Meek 13%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 60%
Zell Bryan Miller 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 6%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 35%
Constance Morella 35%
Frank Murkowski 90%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 55%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 65%
Robert William Ney 60%
Don Nickles 90%
Anne Northup 60%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 68%
James Nussle 65%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Thomas William Osborne 60%
Doug Ose 55%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 58%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 15%
John Peterson 60%
David Phelps 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 47%
George Radanovich 65%
James Ramstad 65%
Ralph Regula 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
Bob Riley 70%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 24%
Ciro Rodriguez 16%
Timothy Roemer 40%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 13%
Marge Roukema 50%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 16%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 30%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 55%
Robert Schaffer 100%
Edward Schrock 65%
John Shadegg 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Christopher Shays 45%
Donald Sherwood 60%
Ronnie Shows 60%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 55%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 47%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 60%
Bob Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 15%
Mark Souder 79%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 72%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bob Stump 71%
Bart Stupak 28%
John Sununu 70%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 37%
Ellen Tauscher 35%
William Tauzin 60%
Charles Taylor 65%
Gene Taylor 45%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 50%
Fred Thompson 80%
Karen Thurman 15%
Strom Thurmond 90%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
Robert Torricelli 35%
Ed Towns 19%
James Traficant, Jr. 55%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
James Turner 35%
George Voinovich 90%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 60%
John Warner 80%
Wesley Watkins 72%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
Anthony Weiner 5%
David Weldon 80%
W. Curtis Weldon 53%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 5%
Robert Wexler 5%
Heather Wilson 60%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 15%
Albert Wynn 16%
Bill Young 60%

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