Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2009-2010 Positions (November 2009 - June 2010)

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 78%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 80%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 25%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 80%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 78%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 33%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 80%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 80%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 80%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 78%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 20%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 10%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 13%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 20%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 80%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 75%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 70%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 20%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 20%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 30%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 80%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 10%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 80%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 80%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 78%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 80%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 80%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 80%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 80%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 80%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 90%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 80%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 10%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 10%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 22%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 GT Thompson, Jr. R 78%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 10%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 78%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 89%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 70%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 80%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 13%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 80%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 10%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 80%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 80%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 80%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 70%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 80%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 80%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 78%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 80%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 80%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 71%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 11%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 89%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 90%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 80%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 30%
Steve Austria 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 78%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 90%
Brian Baird 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 30%
Melissa Bean 10%
Mark Begich 10%
Bob Bennett 70%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 80%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 38%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 80%
Barbara Boxer 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Bruce Braley 10%
Bobby Bright 60%
Paul Broun 80%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Sam Brownback 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 100%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 90%
Eric Cantor 80%
Joseph Cao 60%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 10%
Mike Castle 70%
Jason Chaffetz 90%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 30%
Travis Childers 40%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 89%
Thad Cochran 70%
Kent Conrad 10%
John Conyers, Jr. 0%
Jerry Costello 20%
Ander Crenshaw 80%
Kathy Dahlkemper 10%
Artur Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 33%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 10%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 33%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 20%
Donna Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 70%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Sam Farr 22%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 40%
Bob Filner 30%
John Fleming, Jr. 80%
Randy Forbes 80%
Barney Frank 22%
Al Franken 10%
Trent Franks 80%
Elton Gallegly 80%
Scott Garrett 80%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 10%
Alan Grayson 10%
Judd Gregg 70%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 70%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 89%
Debbie Halvorson 10%
Phil Hare 10%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 10%
Doc Hastings 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Tim Holden 22%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Mike Honda 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Mike Johanns 80%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 90%
Steve Kagen 20%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 20%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 80%
Mark Kirk 78%
Ann Kirkpatrick 30%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
John Kline 80%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 20%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 40%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 80%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 70%
George LeMieux 90%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 75%
Dick Lugar 80%
Cynthia Lummis 80%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 88%
Dan Maffei 30%
Don Manzullo 80%
Betsy Markey 10%
Jim Marshall 30%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
Jim McDermott 20%
Mike McIntyre 40%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McMahon 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
John Mica 78%
Mike Michaud 20%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 80%
Gary Miller 80%
George Miller 20%
Jeff Miller 80%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 60%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Scott Murphy 0%
Tim Murphy 70%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 20%
Randy Neugebauer 80%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Bill Owens 10%
Ed Pastor 20%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 20%
Tom Perriello 20%
Tom Petri 80%
Joe Pitts 89%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Tom Price 89%
Mark Pryor 20%
Adam Putnam 78%
George Radanovich 86%
Nick Rahall II 0%
Charlie Rangel 11%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Harry Reid 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 0%
Loretta Sanchez 20%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Aaron Schock 80%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 80%
Heath Shuler 30%
Ike Skelton 40%
Louise Slaughter 0%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 0%
Zack Space 40%
Arlen Specter 11%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 89%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 30%
Gene Taylor 60%
Harry Teague 40%
Lee Terry 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Pat Tiberi 80%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 20%
Mark Udall 0%
David Vitter 90%
George Voinovich 67%
Zach Wamp 78%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Lynn Westmoreland 89%
Ed Whitfield 80%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 10%
Bill Young 86%

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.

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