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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009-2010 Positions (Full Session)

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 3%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 3%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 23%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 3%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 15%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 19%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 18%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 3%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%

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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