Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 47%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 7%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 32%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 38%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 18%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 13%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 43%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 43%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 27%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 18%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 45%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 37%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 23%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 34%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 13%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 36%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 53%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 23%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 48%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 43%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 43%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 41%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 37%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 40%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 22%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 41%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 39%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 37%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 37%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 33%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 63%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 21%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 38%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 24%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 43%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 37%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 32%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 27%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 24%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 28%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 41%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 31%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 28%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 27%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 52%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 31%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 44%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 34%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 57%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 30%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 26%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 31%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 27%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 55%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 30%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 26%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 34%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 26%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 27%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 26%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 45%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 55%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 32%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 57%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 41%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 27%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 27%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 30%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 47%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 37%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 27%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 28%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 38%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 31%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 38%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 30%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 34%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 37%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 37%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 23%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 28%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 30%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 27%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 30%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 37%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 33%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 30%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 30%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 43%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 32%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 48%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 45%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 30%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 45%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 31%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 28%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 27%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 53%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 43%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 34%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 53%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 21%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 37%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 13%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 31%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 27%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 24%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 28%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 27%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 34%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 33%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 27%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 23%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 27%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 22%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 40%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 34%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 37%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 23%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 31%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 38%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 47%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 31%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 34%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 30%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 17%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 23%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 37%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 23%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 41%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 27%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 24%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 28%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 47%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 56%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 48%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 45%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 31%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 57%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 32%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 37%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 37%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 37%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 31%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 37%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 40%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 40%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 37%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 32%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 34%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 24%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 33%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 39%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 47%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 37%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 32%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 40%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 43%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 23%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 29%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 22%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 27%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 45%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 32%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 66%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 43%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 32%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 43%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 37%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 37%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 30%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 17%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 30%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 22%
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 43%
Rodney Alexander 30%
Wayne Allard 45%
George Allen 43%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 37%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 23%
Melissa Bean 20%
Bob Beauprez 31%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 28%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 30%
Michael Bilirakis 34%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 14%
Kit Bond 41%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 28%
Dan Boren 37%
Leonard Boswell 27%
Rick Boucher 37%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 34%
Ginny Brown-Waite 37%
Jim Bunning 43%
Conrad Burns 45%
Dan Burton 43%
Steve Buyer 37%
Robert Byrd 30%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 30%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Julia Carson 30%
Edward Case 20%
Mike Castle 20%
Ben Chandler III 30%
Chris Chocola 37%
Hillary Clinton 21%
Norm Coleman 20%
Kent Conrad 32%
Jerry Costello 37%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 34%
Barbara Cubin 52%
Artur Davis 30%
Geoff Davis 37%
James Davis 22%
Jo Ann Davis 48%
Lincoln Davis 43%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 33%
Thomas DeLay 32%
James DeMint 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 26%
Norm Dicks 21%
Chris Dodd 23%
Elizabeth Dole 38%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 28%
John Doolittle 31%
Byron Dorgan 37%
Thelma Drake 37%
David Dreier 27%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 27%
John Ensign 59%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Terry Everett 41%
Tom Feeney 52%
Russ Feingold 27%
Michael Ferguson 27%
Bob Filner 34%
Mark Foley 28%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 37%
Barney Frank 40%
William Frist 37%
Elton Gallegly 31%
Jim Gibbons 53%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 27%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
Bart Gordon 30%
Mark Green 43%
Judd Gregg 45%
Gilbert Gutknecht 43%
Jane Harman 19%
Katherine Harris 26%
Melissa Hart 37%
Robert Hayes 45%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 52%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 27%
Maurice Hinchey 41%
David Lee Hobson 24%
Pete Hoekstra 31%
Thomas Holden 23%
Darlene Hooley 28%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
Kenny Hulshof 41%
Duncan Hunter 41%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 28%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 48%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 13%
William Lewis Jenkins 47%
Nancy Johnson 13%
Tim Johnson 27%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 40%
Sue Kelly 18%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Mark Kennedy 27%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 31%
Herb Kohl 17%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 37%
John Kuhl, Jr. 37%
Jon Kyl 47%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
James Leach 13%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 34%
Dick Lugar 28%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 53%
Jim Marshall 24%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 28%
John McHugh 33%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 50%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 32%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 20%
Alan Mollohan 32%
Dennis Moore 27%
Jack Murtha 37%
Marilyn Musgrave 40%
Sue Myrick 37%
Ben Nelson 20%
Robert William Ney 47%
Anne Northup 30%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 52%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 41%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 31%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 23%
Thomas William Osborne 31%
Major Owens 40%
Michael Oxley 24%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 41%
John Peterson 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 32%
Todd Platts 27%
Richard Pombo 41%
Earl Pomeroy 23%
Jon Porter, Sr. 27%
Deborah Pryce 24%
George Radanovich 26%
James Ramstad 23%
Ralph Regula 23%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 28%
Thomas Reynolds 27%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 23%
Jim Ryun 43%
Martin Olav Sabo 28%
Ken Salazar 21%
Rick Santorum 34%
Paul Sarbanes 17%
Jim Saxton 13%
Jean Schmidt 27%
John Schwarz 10%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 28%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 30%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 24%
Ike Skelton 22%
Gordon Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 26%
Mike Sodrel 40%
Hilda Solis 30%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 28%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 44%
Cliff Stearns 53%
Ted Stevens 31%
Ted Strickland 41%
Bart Stupak 37%
John Sullivan 41%
John Sununu 59%
John Sweeney 30%
James Talent 40%
Tom Tancredo 77%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 27%
Charles Taylor 43%
Gene Taylor 46%
Craig Thomas 52%
William Thomas 21%
Todd Tiahrt 34%
Ed Towns 34%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 37%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 27%
Diane Watson 32%
Mel Watt 33%
Anthony Weiner 36%
David Weldon 37%
W. Curtis Weldon 21%
Gerald Weller 31%
Robert Wexler 36%
Heather Wilson 29%
Lynn Woolsey 37%
David Wu 27%
Albert Wynn 33%
Bill Young 24%

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