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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. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 11%
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%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 5%
AR U.S. Senate Jr 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 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 5%
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 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80%
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 31 Gary Miller Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 83%
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 Mark Udall Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr 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%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 16%
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 and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 84%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
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 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 65%
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 Gutierrez 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%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 70%
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 Mary Landrieu Democratic 6%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
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%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 60%
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 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
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%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 10%
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 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 90%
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. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 5%
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 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 95%

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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