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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (January 2009 - June 2009)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 60%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 89%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 89%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 11%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 20%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 20%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 70%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%

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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