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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2011 Positions (Summer-Fall)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 11%
Steve Austria 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Spencer Bachus 70%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 30%
Mark Begich 20%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Bruce Braley 30%
Paul Broun 95%
Scott Brown 35%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
Dan Burton 85%
Dave Camp 79%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 75%
Eric Cantor 65%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 15%
Saxby Chambliss 65%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hansen Clarke 25%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 72%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
Chip Cravaack 75%
Mark Critz 40%
Geoff Davis 80%
James DeMint 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 6%
David Dreier 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Phil Gingrey 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Michael Grimm 58%
Kay Hagan 30%
Ralph Hall 85%
Colleen Hanabusa 15%
Tom Harkin 25%
Doc Hastings 72%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 19%
Thomas Holden 35%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Mike Johanns 50%
Tim Johnson 95%
Timothy Johnson 15%
Dale Kildee 10%
Jack Kingston 85%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 60%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Jeff Landry 90%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Carl Levin 5%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Dick Lugar 55%
Dan Lungren 65%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 89%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
Mike McIntyre 65%
Buck McKeon 68%
Mike Michaud 20%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 11%
Brad Miller 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 35%
Alan Nunnelee 65%
John Olver 12%
Bill Owens 11%
Ed Pastor 30%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 21%
Tom Petri 80%
Todd Platts 70%
David Pryor 15%
Ben Quayle 79%
Nick Rahall II 35%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Laura Richardson 30%
David Rivera 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 26%
Mike Rogers 70%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jon Runyan 65%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Aaron Schock 68%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Heath Shuler 28%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Steve Southerland 90%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 15%
Lee Terry 85%
John Tierney 25%
Ed Towns 26%
Bob Turner 67%
Mark Udall 25%
Joe Walsh 89%
Mel Watt 15%
Henry Waxman 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
Allen West 85%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
Bill Young 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
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 15%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%

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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