Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2004 Positions (Fall)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 60%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 44%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 33%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 10%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 22%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 56%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 88%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 44%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 43%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 11%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 13%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 40%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 60%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 78%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 78%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 60%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 60%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 70%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 11%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 40%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 60%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 60%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 70%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 70%
Bob Beauprez 40%
Bob Bennett 78%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Tim Bishop 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 70%
Jim Bunning 80%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 30%
Dave Camp 40%
Chris Cannon 57%
Eric Cantor 60%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Edward Case 10%
Mike Castle 30%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Howard Coble 80%
Norm Coleman 80%
Kent Conrad 30%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 67%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 38%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Randall Cunningham 60%
Artur Davis 10%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 60%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 10%
Chris Dodd 20%
Elizabeth Dole 78%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 40%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 80%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 78%
Tom Feeney 78%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 10%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 10%
William Frist 90%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Jim Gerlach 30%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Phil Gingrey 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 50%
Judd Gregg 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
Charles Hagel 90%
Ralph Hall 40%
Tom Harkin 20%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Doc Hastings 60%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 60%
Joel Hefley 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 70%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 44%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 10%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 22%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 71%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 11%
James Merrill Jeffords 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 40%
Timothy Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 80%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Mark Kennedy 40%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 44%
Jon Kyl 90%
Ray LaHood 50%
Mary Landrieu 30%
Tom Lantos 11%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
James Leach 30%
Carl Levin 20%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 70%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Don Manzullo 60%
Jim Marshall 50%
Jim Matheson 40%
Robert Matsui 13%
Carolyn McCarthy 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 40%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 40%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
Mike Michaud 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 60%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 70%
Sue Myrick 56%
Ben Nelson 70%
Robert William Ney 60%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 70%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Thomas William Osborne 33%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 63%
Tom Petri 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Mark Pryor 30%
George Radanovich 71%
Nick Rahall II 50%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Richard Renzi 60%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Mike Rogers 50%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 10%
Jim Ryun 63%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 20%
Jim Saxton 44%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 30%
Donald Sherwood 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 30%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 10%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Ted Stevens 80%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 30%
John Sullivan 60%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 40%
James Talent 90%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 70%
Lee Terry 50%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 40%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 70%
John Warner 80%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 60%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
Gerald Weller 40%
Robert Wexler 10%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 40%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 10%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 50%

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