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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2004 Positions (Fall)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 43%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 30%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 43%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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