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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (Full Year)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
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 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
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 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 65%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 65%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 65%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 78%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 95%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 84%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%

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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