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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (June 2009 - November 2009)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 13%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 10%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 70%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 67%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 80%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 89%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%

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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