Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2003 Positions (Summer)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 38%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 38%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 38%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 38%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 38%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 88%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 38%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 38%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 38%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 38%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 38%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 38%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 38%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 38%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 57%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 25%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 38%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 17%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 38%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 38%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 38%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 38%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 38%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 38%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 38%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 38%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 43%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 38%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 38%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 57%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 38%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 25%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 25%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 38%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 38%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 25%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 38%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 38%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 38%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 29%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 38%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 38%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 38%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 38%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 38%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 38%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 38%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 38%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 13%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 38%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 38%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 38%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 63%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 38%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 38%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 38%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 63%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 25%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 38%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 13%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 38%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 38%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 43%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 38%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 38%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 38%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 43%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 38%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 38%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 38%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 38%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 38%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 38%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 38%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 43%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 43%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 38%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 63%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 63%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 63%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 38%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 63%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 38%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 43%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 38%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 38%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 13%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 38%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 38%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 63%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 63%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 38%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Thomas Allen 29%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 38%
Cass Ballenger 38%
J. Gresham Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 38%
Bob Beauprez 38%
Chris Bell 25%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Henry Bonilla 57%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 38%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Max Burns 38%
Dan Burton 38%
Steve Buyer 40%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 38%
Dennis Cardoza 13%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 38%
Edward Case 13%
Mike Castle 38%
Chris Chocola 38%
Michael Collins 43%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 57%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Artur Davis 38%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 38%
Thomas DeLay 38%
James DeMint 38%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 13%
Calvin Dooley 13%
John Doolittle 43%
David Dreier 50%
Jennifer Dunn 38%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
Philip English 38%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 29%
Terry Everett 57%
Tom Feeney 57%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 38%
Mark Foley 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 38%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 38%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 67%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 29%
Porter Goss 38%
Mark Green 50%
James Greenwood 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 13%
Katherine Harris 38%
Melissa Hart 38%
J. Dennis Hastert 25%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 38%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 38%
Baron Hill 13%
Maurice Hinchey 38%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 38%
Darlene Hooley 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 29%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
Duncan Hunter 38%
Henry Hyde 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Tim Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 25%
Mark Kennedy 38%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 38%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 38%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 38%
James Kolbe 38%
Dennis Kucinich 38%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 25%
Tom Lantos 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
James Leach 13%
Jerry Lewis 43%
Ron Lewis 38%
John Linder 43%
William Lipinski 20%
Ken Lucas 50%
Denise Majette 25%
Don Manzullo 38%
Jim Marshall 38%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 38%
James McCrery III 38%
John McHugh 57%
Scott McInnis 25%
Michael McNulty 25%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 38%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 38%
Robert William Ney 38%
Anne Northup 29%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 38%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 29%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 38%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 29%
John Peterson 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 38%
Todd Platts 38%
Richard Pombo 38%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 38%
Deborah Pryce 38%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 38%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 38%
Richard Renzi 38%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 38%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 13%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 43%
Jim Saxton 29%
Edward Schrock 43%
John Shadegg 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 38%
Christopher Shays 25%
Donald Sherwood 38%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
Ike Skelton 25%
Nick Smith 75%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 38%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 38%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Strickland 38%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 38%
John Sweeney 38%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
William Tauzin 38%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 50%
William Thomas 38%
Todd Tiahrt 38%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
James Turner 25%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 38%
Diane Watson 38%
Mel Watt 38%
Anthony Weiner 38%
David Weldon 38%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 38%
Robert Wexler 38%
Heather Wilson 38%
Lynn Woolsey 38%
David Wu 13%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 25%

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