Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (June 2009 - November 2009)

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 22%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Jason Altmire 30%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 10%
Steve Austria 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 90%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 10%
Mark Begich 10%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 22%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 30%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 89%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 80%
John Campbell III 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Joseph Cao 10%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 13%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Travis Childers 30%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 20%
Kathy Dahlkemper 11%
Artur Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 10%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 70%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 30%
Bob Filner 10%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 38%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
Kay Hagan 10%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 70%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 70%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ted Kaufman 10%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 10%
Suzanne Kosmas 10%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 40%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 80%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Chris Lee 60%
George LeMieux 80%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 90%
Betsy Markey 20%
Jim Marshall 50%
Eric Massa 30%
Jim Matheson 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
Mike McIntyre 30%
Buck McKeon 90%
Michael McMahon 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
Mike Michaud 10%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 20%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 20%
Glenn Nye III 70%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 10%
Tom Perriello 10%
Tom Petri 80%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 10%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 10%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 11%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 89%
Aaron Schock 70%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 90%
Carol Shea-Porter 10%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 11%
Olympia Snowe 10%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 60%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 88%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 70%
Harry Teague 20%
Lee Terry 70%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 10%
George Voinovich 10%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 10%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 78%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 11%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 10%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 11%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 10%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 10%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 11%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 20%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 10%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 13%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 22%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 89%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 70%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 56%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 90%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 80%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 10%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 67%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 70%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 80%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 80%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 70%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 70%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 80%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 80%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 90%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 60%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 89%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 89%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 89%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 90%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 70%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 30%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 70%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 70%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 70%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 90%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 89%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 90%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60%

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