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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2011 Positions (Spring-Summer)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
Rodney Alexander 70%
Jason Altmire 30%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 13%
Steve Austria 70%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Charlie Bass 67%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
Max Baucus 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
Rick Berg 80%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 70%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 30%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 30%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Scott Brown 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 80%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
Dan Burton 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Francisco Canseco 80%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 70%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 30%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 20%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 80%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 10%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
Ben Chandler III 30%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 30%
Hansen Clarke 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 22%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 20%
Kent Conrad 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 30%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
Chip Cravaack 80%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
Mark Critz 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
Geoff Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
James DeMint 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Robert Dold 60%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
David Dreier 70%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
Bob Filner 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 11%
Elton Gallegly 80%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 80%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 4 Harold Gowdy III Republican 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 70%
Frank Guinta 90%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%

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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