Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 55%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 58%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 45%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 15%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 30%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 26%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 30%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 35%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 35%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 40%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 45%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 45%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 35%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 63%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 20%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 26%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 35%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 40%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 45%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 30%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 35%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 65%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 45%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 32%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 55%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 45%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 45%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 53%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 55%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 65%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 45%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 65%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 21%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 45%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 61%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 45%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 30%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 56%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 60%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 47%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 45%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 55%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 21%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 30%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 32%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 32%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 35%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 35%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 45%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 37%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 30%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 35%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 36%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 56%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 22%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 55%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 45%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 55%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 37%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 65%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 40%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 30%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 70%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 65%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 32%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 42%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 35%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 37%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 44%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 39%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 25%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 32%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 32%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 35%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 70%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 45%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 70%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 45%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 55%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 53%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 30%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 35%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 40%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 45%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 65%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 55%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 53%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 55%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 45%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 35%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 55%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 58%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 35%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 45%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 45%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 30%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 35%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 65%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 70%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 16%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 35%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
Gary Ackerman 32%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 65%
George Allen 60%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 53%
Cass Ballenger 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Bennett 55%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 21%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 53%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Jim Bunning 58%
Conrad Burns 55%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 25%
Ben Campbell 56%
Chris Cannon 55%
Eric Cantor 50%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 32%
Mike Castle 55%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 40%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 63%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Randall Cunningham 44%
Thomas Daschle 7%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 65%
Peter Deutsch 32%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 15%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 47%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 40%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
John Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 68%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 35%
Terry Everett 63%
Russ Feingold 50%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 30%
Peter Fitzgerald 70%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 47%
Barney Frank 35%
William Frist 60%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 45%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 30%
Mark Green 55%
James Greenwood 35%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 53%
J. Dennis Hastert 43%
Robert Hayes 74%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 65%
Joel Hefley 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 45%
Pete Hoekstra 55%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 35%
Darlene Hooley 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 39%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 55%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Henry Hyde 55%
Daniel Inouye 26%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
William Lewis Jenkins 58%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 35%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 53%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
Gerald Kleczka 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 42%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 42%
Jon Kyl 85%
Ray LaHood 37%
Nicholas Lampson 47%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 45%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 55%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 74%
Ken Lucas 55%
Dick Lugar 55%
Don Manzullo 53%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 26%
James McCrery III 42%
John McHugh 53%
Scott McInnis 53%
Michael McNulty 35%
Martin Meehan 28%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 26%
Zell Bryan Miller 32%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 30%
Jack Murtha 39%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 35%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 45%
Robert William Ney 45%
Don Nickles 75%
Anne Northup 47%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 35%
Dave Obey 35%
John Olver 28%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Thomas William Osborne 45%
Doug Ose 45%
Major Owens 37%
Michael Oxley 47%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 30%
John Peterson 56%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 47%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Deborah Pryce 45%
Jack Quinn 39%
George Radanovich 42%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 45%
Silvestre Reyes 47%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 40%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 35%
Jim Ryun 60%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 74%
Paul Sarbanes 15%
Jim Saxton 40%
Edward Schrock 50%
John Shadegg 65%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 40%
Donald Sherwood 45%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 40%
Nick Smith 60%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 35%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 45%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 40%
Ted Strickland 45%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 60%
John Sununu 45%
John Sweeney 40%
Tom Tancredo 68%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 65%
Gene Taylor 55%
Craig Thomas 74%
William Thomas 47%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 33%
James Turner 40%
George Voinovich 68%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 70%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 30%
Mel Watt 35%
Anthony Weiner 21%
David Weldon 60%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 25%
Heather Wilson 45%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
David Wu 45%
Albert Wynn 35%
Bill Young 45%

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