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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009 Positions (June 2009 - November 2009)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 22%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Jason Altmire 30%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 10%
Steve Austria 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 90%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 67%
Brian Baird 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 10%
Mark Begich 10%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 22%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 10%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 80%
Barbara Boxer 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 30%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 89%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 80%
John Campbell III 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Joseph Cao 10%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 13%
Mike Castle 50%
Jason Chaffetz 100%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Travis Childers 30%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Thad Cochran 56%
Kent Conrad 10%
John Conyers, Jr. 10%
Jerry Costello 20%
Ander Crenshaw 90%
Kathy Dahlkemper 11%
Artur Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 10%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 70%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Donna Edwards 10%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Sam Farr 10%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 30%
Bob Filner 10%
John Fleming, Jr. 80%
Randy Forbes 90%
Barney Frank 0%
Al Franken 13%
Trent Franks 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 90%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 10%
Alan Grayson 10%
Judd Gregg 38%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
Kay Hagan 10%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 70%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Tim Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 70%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ted Kaufman 10%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 13%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Mark Kirk 40%
Ann Kirkpatrick 20%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
John Kline 80%
Herb Kohl 10%
Suzanne Kosmas 10%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 40%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 80%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Chris Lee 60%
George LeMieux 80%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 30%
Cynthia Lummis 100%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 90%
Betsy Markey 20%
Jim Marshall 50%
Eric Massa 30%
Jim Matheson 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
Jim McDermott 0%
Mike McIntyre 30%
Buck McKeon 90%
Michael McMahon 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 10%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 40%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 20%
Tim Murphy 33%

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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