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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. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 11%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr 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 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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 11 George Miller Democratic 22%
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 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 22%
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%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr 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%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 20%
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 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 30%
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%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 78%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 89%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
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. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90%
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 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 78%
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 Mary Landrieu Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 67%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 70%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 50%
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 6 John Tierney 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 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 30%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
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 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 78%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
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%

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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