Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2004 Positions (Spring)

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

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