Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2005 Positions

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

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