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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 60%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 32%
Bill Archer 58%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 85%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 41%
Cass Ballenger 39%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 75%
Bill Barrett 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
Charlie Bass 44%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 10%
Bob Bennett 58%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 38%
Brian Bilbray 38%
Michael Bilirakis 48%
Jeff Bingaman 23%
Rod Blagojevich 23%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 18%
Kit Bond 53%
Henry Bonilla 45%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Sonny Bono 46%
Robert Borski, Jr. 37%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 19%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
John Breaux 25%
George Brown, Jr. 20%
Richard Bryan 18%
Ed Bryant 47%
Dale Bumpers 15%
Jim Bunning 44%
Conrad Burns 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Steve Buyer 41%
Robert Byrd 28%
Herbert Callahan 44%
Ben Campbell 53%
Thomas Campbell 60%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 45%
Chris Cannon 55%
Walter Holden Capps 21%
Julia Carson 23%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 21%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
Jon Lynn Christensen 55%
William Clay, Sr. 17%
Eva Clayton 20%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 15%
Robert Clement 21%
Michael Collins 59%
Larry Combest 58%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 23%
Merrill Cook 48%
John Cooksey 47%
Jerry Costello 32%
Paul Coverdell 63%
Christopher Cox 70%
William Coyne 25%
Larry Craig 65%
Robert Cramer 28%
Philip Crane 62%
Barbara Cubin 58%
Randall Cunningham 48%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 18%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 26%
Thomas DeLay 60%
Ronald Dellums 23%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 34%
Jay Dickey 51%
Norm Dicks 13%
Julian Dixon 23%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 43%
Calvin Dooley 18%
John Doolittle 61%
Byron Dorgan 23%
David Dreier 53%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 28%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
Philip English 34%
John Ensign 65%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 50%
Thomas Ewing 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 82%
Harris Fawell 25%
Victor Fazio 15%
Russ Feingold 25%
Bob Filner 22%
Thomas Foglietta 22%
Mark Foley 42%
Michael Patrick Forbes 37%
Harold Ford, Jr. 18%
Wendell Ford 30%
Tillie Fowler 43%
Jon David Fox 38%
Barney Frank 26%
Robert Franks 28%
William Frist 45%
Jonas Frost III 13%
Elizabeth Furse 13%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 48%
Sam Gejdenson 23%
George Gekas 43%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 29%
Jim Gibbons 54%
Wayne Gilchrest 23%
Paul Gillmor 43%
Benjamin Gilman 21%
John Glenn 13%
Henry Gonzalez 22%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
William Goodling 58%
Bart Gordon 18%
Slade Gorton 53%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 13%
William Phillip Gramm 78%
Rodney Grams 70%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 63%
Gilbert Gutknecht 45%
Tony Hall 28%
Lee Hamilton 25%
James Hansen 49%
Jane Harman 18%
J. Dennis Hastert 48%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 60%
Joel Hefley 63%
W.G. Hefner 15%
Jesse Helms 83%
Wally Herger, Jr. 49%
Rick Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 70%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 24%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 63%
Thomas Holden 30%
Ernest Hollings 35%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Stephen Horn 23%
John Nathan Hostettler 78%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 45%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Asa Hutchinson 53%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 70%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Henry Hyde 48%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58%
Daniel Inouye 16%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 28%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Christopher John 35%
Jay Johnson 20%
Nancy Johnson 23%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Sue Kelly 33%
Dirk Kempthorne 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Joseph Kennedy II 25%
Patrick Kennedy 28%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 20%
Bob Kerrey 13%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Jay Kim 43%
Gerald Kleczka 28%
Ronald Klink 35%
Scott Klug 38%
Joseph Knollenberg 38%

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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