Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2007 Conservative Index Score

State Office Name Party Rating
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
Ron Paul 100%
James DeMint 90%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 89%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 86%
Wayne Allard 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 80%
Kit Bond 80%
Jim Bunning 80%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 80%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
John Doolittle 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 80%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 80%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 80%
John Linder 80%
Dan Lungren 80%
Don Manzullo 80%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80%
William Sali 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
John Shadegg 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
John Sununu 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 80%
David Weldon 80%
Eric Cantor 78%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 75%
Todd Akin 70%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 70%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 70%
Dan Burton 70%
Chris Cannon 70%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 70%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 70%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 70%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 70%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Vern Ehlers 70%
John Ensign 70%
Tom Feeney 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 70%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 70%
Pete Hoekstra 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 70%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 70%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 70%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 70%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 70%
Jon Kyl 70%
Connie Mack IV 70%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 70%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 70%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 70%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 70%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 70%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 70%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 67%
Duncan Hunter 67%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 67%
Mark Souder 67%
Tom Tancredo 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
Steve Buyer 63%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 63%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 63%
George Radanovich 63%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 63%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 60%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 60%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 60%
Norm Coleman 60%
Larry Craig 60%
David Davis 60%
Thelma Drake 60%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 60%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60%
Elton Gallegly 60%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 60%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 60%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Ron Lewis 60%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 60%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 60%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 60%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 60%
Marilyn Musgrave 60%
Sue Myrick 60%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 60%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 60%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 60%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 60%
Cliff Stearns 60%
John Sullivan 60%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60%
Terry Everett 56%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 56%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 56%
Joseph Knollenberg 56%
James McCrery III 56%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 56%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Brian Bilbray 50%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 50%
Geoff Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
David Dreier 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
Judd Gregg 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Ric Keller 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
John McHugh 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
John Peterson 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
Jean Schmidt 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
Ted Stevens 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
Jerry Lewis 44%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 44%
Jim Marshall 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 43%
Max Baucus 40%
Marion Berry 40%
Dan Boren 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 40%
Byron Dorgan 40%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Philip English 40%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
John Kuhl, Jr. 40%
Ray LaHood 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
Michael McNulty 40%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 40%
Ben Nelson 40%
Jim Oberstar 40%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
Jim Saxton 40%
Heath Shuler 40%
Gordon Smith 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
Bart Stupak 40%
Gene Taylor 40%
James Walsh 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
Bill Young 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 38%
Thomas Allen 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Pete Stark 33%
Mel Watt 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
Michael Arcuri 30%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 30%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 30%
Evan Bayh 30%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 30%
Judy Biggert 30%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 30%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 30%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 30%
Robert Byrd 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 30%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 30%
Russ Carnahan 30%
Mike Castle 30%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 30%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 30%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 30%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 30%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 30%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 30%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 30%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 30%
Bob Filner 30%
Barney Frank 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 30%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 30%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 30%
John Hall 30%
Phil Hare 30%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 30%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 30%
Darlene Hooley 30%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 30%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 30%
Steve Kagen 30%
Patrick Kennedy 30%
Dale Kildee 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 30%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 30%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 30%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 30%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 30%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 30%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 30%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 30%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 30%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 30%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 30%
Alan Mollohan 30%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 30%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 30%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 30%
Patrick Murphy 30%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 30%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 30%
Donald Payne 30%
Todd Platts 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 30%
Deborah Pryce 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 30%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 30%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 30%
Steve Rothman 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 30%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 30%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 30%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 30%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 30%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 30%
Hilda Solis 30%
Betty Sutton 30%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 30%
Diane Watson 30%
Jim Webb, Jr. 30%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 30%
David Wu 30%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 30%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 25%
Brian Baird 22%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 22%
Paul Kanjorski 22%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 22%
Albert Wynn 22%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Melissa Bean 20%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
Christopher Carney 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 20%
Ben Chandler III 20%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 20%
Kent Conrad 20%
Robert Cramer 20%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 20%
Artur Davis 20%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
Norm Dicks 20%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Bart Gordon 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 20%
Jane Harman 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 20%
Baron Hill 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
Paul Hodes 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
William Jefferson 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
Ron Klein 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 20%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
Brad Miller 20%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Jack Murtha 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 20%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Mike Ross 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 20%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 20%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 20%
Olympia Snowe 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Ed Towns 20%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 20%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 20%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 20%
Anthony Weiner 20%
Robert Wexler 20%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
Nicholas Lampson 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 11%
John Tanner 11%
Jason Altmire 10%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Nancy Boyda 10%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Hillary Clinton 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
Chet Edwards 10%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Russ Feingold 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Thomas Holden 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Dennis Moore 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 10%
Ken Salazar 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
Ike Skelton 10%
Vic Snyder 10%
Zack Space 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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