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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (Full Year)

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 5%
Bob Bennett 65%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 16%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
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%
Bobby Bright 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 89%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 17%
Eric Cantor 85%
Joseph Cao 25%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 17%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Travis Childers 35%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 50%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
John Hall 5%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 10%
Jane Harman 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 35%
Baron Hill 30%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 15%
Kay Hutchison 68%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
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%
Larry Kissell 21%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 5%
Suzanne Kosmas 15%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 30%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 80%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Chris Lee 47%
George LeMieux 80%
Jerry Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 94%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Don Manzullo 85%
Betsy Markey 20%
Jim Marshall 45%
Eric Massa 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
Michael McMahon 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 25%
Brad Miller 5%
Walt Minnick 35%
Harry Mitchell 35%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 10%
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%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 15%
Tom Perriello 17%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
George Radanovich 95%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 15%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 5%
Mark Schauer 5%
Jean Schmidt 84%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 85%
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%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Ed Towns 5%
George Voinovich 30%
Zach Wamp 79%
Diane Watson 16%
Mel Watt 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Robert Wexler 5%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 63%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%

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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