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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009-2010 Positions (Full Session)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
John Adler 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 86%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 3%
Michael Arcuri 15%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 3%
Michele Bachmann 88%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 81%
Brian Baird 23%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
John Barrow 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Mark Begich 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
Bob Bennett 73%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 69%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 8%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 10%
John Boehner 89%
Kit Bond 63%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 87%
Dan Boren 34%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 19%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 79%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 18%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 3%
Bruce Braley 5%
Bobby Bright 51%
Paul Broun 92%
Corrine Brown 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 69%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
Sam Brownback 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 74%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
Jim Bunning 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 3%
Steve Buyer 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
Dave Camp 82%
John Campbell III 89%
Eric Cantor 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
Joseph Cao 30%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 66%
Lois Capps 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
Mike Castle 45%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
Jason Chaffetz 93%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Travis Childers 38%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Thad Cochran 72%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 10%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 8%
Kent Conrad 5%
John Conyers, Jr. 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 18%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 79%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 8%
Jerry Costello 18%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
Ander Crenshaw 80%
Mark Critz 30%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
Geoff Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 26%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
James DeMint 98%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 5%
Charles Djou 67%
Chris Dodd 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 18%
Byron Dorgan 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 8%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 98%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Donna Edwards 18%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 67%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 15%
Brad Ellsworth 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 73%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
John Ensign 97%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
Bob Etheridge 3%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 89%
Sam Farr 15%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 5%
Russ Feingold 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
Bob Filner 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
John Fleming, Jr. 80%
Randy Forbes 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
Barney Frank 10%
Al Franken 7%
Trent Franks 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 10%
Elton Gallegly 85%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
Scott Garrett 88%
Jim Gerlach 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
Phil Gingrey 86%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 89%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
Alan Grayson 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%

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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