Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009-2010 Positions (Full Session)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 87%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
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 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 3%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 3%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 87%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 51%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 71%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 3%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 3%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 15%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 5%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 7%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 18%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 83%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 3%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 3%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
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 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 3%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 87%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 59%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 79%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 84%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 3%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 16%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 66%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 90%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
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 88%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 5%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 8%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
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 19%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 8%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 3%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 11%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 3%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 11%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 18%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
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 3%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 23%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 88%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 80%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 3%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 3%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 3%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 3%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 87%
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 85%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 15%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 77%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 77%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 3%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 8%
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 16%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 90%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 5%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 89%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 73%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 11%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 11%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 82%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 3%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 88%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 78%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 75%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 3%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 83%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 79%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 13%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 13%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 16%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 3%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 3%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 3%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 63%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 13%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 85%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 78%
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 8%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 82%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 3%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 76%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 3%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 80%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 65%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 3%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 3%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 70%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 8%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 3%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 13%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 18%
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 3%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 90%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 87%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 18%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 65%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 10%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 72%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 3%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 13%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 3%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 74%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 8%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 87%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 54%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 3%
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 78%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 98%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 10%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 89%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 82%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 82%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 3%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 89%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 89%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 87%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 87%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 87%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 91%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 93%
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 90%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 8%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 18%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 3%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 51%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 90%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 3%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 76%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 86%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 3%
Michael Arcuri 15%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 3%
Michele Bachmann 88%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Brian Baird 23%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
John Barrow 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 8%
Mark Begich 8%
Bob Bennett 73%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 69%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 63%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Dan Boren 34%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 19%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 18%
Bruce Braley 5%
Bobby Bright 51%
Paul Broun 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 74%
Jim Bunning 94%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 84%
Dave Camp 82%
John Campbell III 89%
Eric Cantor 85%
Joseph Cao 30%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 11%
Mike Castle 45%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Travis Childers 38%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Kent Conrad 5%
Jerry Costello 18%
Mark Critz 30%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 26%
Bill Delahunt 8%
James DeMint 98%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 5%
Charles Djou 67%
Chris Dodd 3%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 13%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Brad Ellsworth 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 73%
John Ensign 97%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Russ Feingold 33%
Bob Filner 20%
Barney Frank 10%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gerlach 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
Phil Gingrey 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 8%
Judd Gregg 65%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 58%
Kay Hagan 3%
John Hall 3%
Ralph Hall 79%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 8%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 5%
Doc Hastings 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Baron Hill 25%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Paul Hodes 13%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 18%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Kay Hutchison 81%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
Mike Johanns 77%
Timothy Johnson 3%
Tim Johnson 85%
Steve Kagen 15%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 8%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Mary Jo Kilroy 5%
Jack Kingston 83%
Larry Kissell 15%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 3%
Suzanne Kosmas 13%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 28%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 85%
Mary Landrieu 5%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 3%
Chris Lee 62%
George LeMieux 88%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 3%
Blanche Lincoln 23%
John Linder 91%
Dick Lugar 58%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Dan Maffei 15%
Don Manzullo 83%
Betsy Markey 15%
Jim Marshall 40%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 3%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
Mike McIntyre 40%
Buck McKeon 83%
Michael McMahon 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 26%
Mike Michaud 18%
Gary Miller 84%
George Miller 13%
Brad Miller 3%
Walt Minnick 48%
Harry Mitchell 33%
Alan Mollohan 3%
Dennis Moore 5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 5%
Patrick Murphy 3%
Scott Murphy 12%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 48%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Bill Owens 14%
Ed Pastor 8%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 18%
Tom Perriello 16%
Tom Petri 75%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 8%
Mark Pryor 18%
George Radanovich 90%
Nick Rahall II 3%
Denny Rehberg 78%
Silvestre Reyes 3%
Laura Richardson 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Rogers 73%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 3%
John Salazar 8%
Mark Schauer 3%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Aaron Schock 78%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 84%
Carol Shea-Porter 15%
Heath Shuler 26%
Ike Skelton 18%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Vic Snyder 0%
Zack Space 15%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 21%
Cliff Stearns 78%
Bart Stupak 19%
John Sullivan 85%
Betty Sutton 3%
John Tanner 22%
Gene Taylor 59%
Harry Teague 26%
Lee Terry 73%
Todd Tiahrt 84%
John Tierney 18%
Ed Towns 10%
Mark Udall 5%
George Voinovich 51%
Zach Wamp 74%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 8%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 3%
Frank Wolf 65%
Lynn Woolsey 16%
David Wu 5%
Bill Young 71%

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