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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 55%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 58%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 58%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 55%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 53%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 48%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 46%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 28%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 56%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 55%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 74%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 48%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 48%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 48%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 23%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 23%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 41%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 56%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 26%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 79%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 68%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 28%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 68%
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%

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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