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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2007 Conservative Index Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 70%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 70%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 56%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 30%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 67%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 60%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 30%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 40%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 30%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 70%

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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