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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2011 Positions (Summer-Fall)

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
Jerry Lewis 68%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 68%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 68%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 67%
Bob Turner 67%
Rodney Alexander 65%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 65%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
Eric Cantor 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 65%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 65%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
Dan Lungren 65%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 65%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 65%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 65%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 65%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 63%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 61%
Dan Boren 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
David Dreier 60%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 60%
Steve LaTourette 60%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
Charlie Bass 58%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 55%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
Robert Dold 55%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Dick Lugar 55%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 55%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
Judy Biggert 53%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 53%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Brian Bilbray 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 50%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 47%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
Mike Ross 45%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
Mark Critz 40%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
Jason Altmire 35%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 35%
Scott Brown 35%
Thomas Holden 35%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 35%
Ben Nelson 35%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 31%
Max Baucus 30%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 30%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 30%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 30%
Laura Richardson 30%
Pete Stark 30%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
Heath Shuler 28%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 26%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 26%
Ed Towns 26%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 25%
Hansen Clarke 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 22%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 21%
Donald Payne 21%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 21%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
Ben Chandler III 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 20%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson 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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