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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
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 10%
Tom Perriello 10%
Tom Petri 80%
Joe Pitts 90%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 10%
Adam Putnam 70%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 10%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Harry Reid 10%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 11%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 89%
Aaron Schock 70%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 90%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 11%
Olympia Snowe 10%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 60%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 88%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 70%
Harry Teague 20%
Lee Terry 70%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 67%
George Voinovich 10%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 90%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 89%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 10%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 78%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 11%

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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