Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (Full Year)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 45%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 84%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 5%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 35%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 79%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 60%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 10%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 10%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 84%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 65%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 84%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 11%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 5%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 85%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 37%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 68%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 85%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 53%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 85%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 53%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 68%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 20%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 15%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 95%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 89%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 5%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 11%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 85%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 85%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 25%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 90%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 75%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 85%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 90%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 20%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 75%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 61%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 70%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 5%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 45%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 35%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 90%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 90%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 11%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 6%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 85%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 79%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 5%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 65%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 85%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 74%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 75%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 16%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 16%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 6%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 20%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 21%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 85%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 70%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 15%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 5%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 5%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 84%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 78%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 74%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 90%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 45%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 10%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 5%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 6%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 5%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 95%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 55%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 58%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 65%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 55%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 85%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 70%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 95%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 90%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 10%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 94%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 80%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 89%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 82%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 95%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 89%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 89%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 94%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 90%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 10%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 5%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 84%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 35%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 65%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 6%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 68%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 84%
Rodney Alexander 74%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 15%
Steve Austria 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 90%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Brian Baird 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 5%
Mark Begich 11%
Bob Bennett 65%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 16%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 15%
Kit Bond 47%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Bruce Braley 5%
Bobby Bright 40%
Paul Broun 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 89%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 17%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 85%
Joseph Cao 25%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 17%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 84%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Travis Childers 35%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 5%
Jerry Costello 20%
Kathy Dahlkemper 16%
Artur Davis 25%
Geoff Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Bill Delahunt 11%
James DeMint 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 5%
Chris Dodd 5%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 75%
Steve Driehaus 15%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Russ Feingold 35%
Bob Filner 20%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gerlach 45%
Gabrielle Giffords 15%
Phil Gingrey 79%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 50%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
Kay Hagan 5%
John Hall 5%
Ralph Hall 70%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 10%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 5%
Doc Hastings 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 35%
Baron Hill 30%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 15%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 68%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
Mike Johanns 74%
Timothy Johnson 5%
Tim Johnson 85%
Steve Kagen 15%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ted Kaufman 5%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 10%
Jack Kingston 85%
Larry Kissell 21%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 5%
Suzanne Kosmas 15%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 30%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 80%
Mary Landrieu 6%
Tom Latham 65%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Chris Lee 47%
George LeMieux 80%
Carl Levin 5%
Jerry Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 94%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Dan Maffei 11%
Don Manzullo 85%
Betsy Markey 20%
Jim Marshall 45%
Eric Massa 30%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
Mike McIntyre 35%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McMahon 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 25%
Mike Michaud 20%
Gary Miller 84%
George Miller 11%
Brad Miller 5%
Walt Minnick 35%
Harry Mitchell 35%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 5%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 21%
Jack Murtha 5%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 30%
Glenn Nye III 45%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 15%
Tom Perriello 17%
Tom Petri 70%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 5%
George Radanovich 95%
Nick Rahall II 5%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 10%
Jay Rockefeller IV 6%
Ciro Rodriguez 15%
Mike Rogers 65%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 5%
John Salazar 16%
Mark Schauer 5%
Jean Schmidt 84%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
José Serrano 20%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 85%
Carol Shea-Porter 20%
Heath Shuler 25%
Ike Skelton 6%
Olympia Snowe 15%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 50%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 33%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sullivan 81%
Betty Sutton 5%
John Tanner 22%
Gene Taylor 65%
Harry Teague 26%
Lee Terry 65%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 5%
Mark Udall 11%
George Voinovich 30%
Zach Wamp 79%
Diane Watson 16%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Robert Wexler 5%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Frank Wolf 65%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 63%

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