Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2007 Conservative Index Score

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

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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