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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Paul 95%
Bob Smith 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
Jim Bunning 84%
Jesse Helms 84%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
Don Nickles 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
Joel Hefley 81%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
Richard Pombo 81%
John Doolittle 80%
William Phillip Gramm 80%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Robert Schaffer 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 79%
Judd Gregg 79%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
Jon Kyl 79%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 79%
Wayne Allard 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
Larry Craig 77%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
John Shadegg 76%
Cliff Stearns 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
Michael Collins 74%
Fred Thompson 74%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
Rick Santorum 73%
Charles Taylor 73%
Strom Thurmond 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 72%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 72%
Don Manzullo 72%
Joe Scarborough 72%
Bob Stump 72%
Tom Tancredo 72%
George Voinovich 72%
Christopher Cox 71%
Ralph Hall 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 71%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
Zach Wamp 71%
Conrad Burns 70%
Chris Cannon 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Van Hilleary 70%
Kay Hutchison 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
Todd Tiahrt 70%
Howard Coble 69%
Philip Crane 69%
Kit Bond 68%
Ben Campbell 68%
Larry Combest 68%
Barbara Cubin 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
Thomas DeLay 68%
Terry Everett 68%
Peter Fitzgerald 68%
William Frist 68%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
Stephen Largent 68%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 68%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 68%
Frank Murkowski 68%
John Sununu 68%
Bob Bennett 67%
Charles Hagel 67%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Jack Kingston 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 67%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
Jim Ryun 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
David Weldon 66%
James DeMint 65%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
Ron Lewis 65%
Bob Riley 65%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
Floyd Spence 64%
Wesley Watkins 64%
Richard Armey 63%
Henry Bonilla 63%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
Doc Hastings 63%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
Duncan Hunter 63%
John Linder 63%
John Peterson 63%
George Radanovich 63%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 62%
Ed Bryant 62%
Randall Cunningham 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 62%
James Hansen 62%
Robert William Ney 62%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 62%
Ted Stevens 62%
Kenny Hulshof 61%
Sue Myrick 61%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
Lee Terry 61%
Steve Buyer 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Tom Latham 60%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 60%
Tom Petri 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
Mark Souder 60%
John Warner 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 59%
Cass Ballenger 59%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 59%
Robert Hayes 59%
Gary Miller 59%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 59%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 59%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
Dick Lugar 58%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 58%
James Nussle 58%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 57%
Buck McKeon 57%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 57%
Spencer Bachus 56%
Herbert Callahan 56%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 56%
Ray LaHood 56%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 56%
Joseph Skeen 56%
Nick Smith 56%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
Dave Camp 55%
Saxby Chambliss 55%
Mark Green 55%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
Gordon Smith 55%
John Cooksey 54%
Michael Oxley 54%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
Frank Wolf 54%
David Dreier 53%
Vern Ehlers 53%
George Gekas 53%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Joseph Knollenberg 53%
Jerry Lewis 53%
James McCrery III 53%
Dan Miller 53%
William Tauzin 53%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 53%
Bill Young 53%
Porter Goss 52%
Henry Hyde 52%
Olympia Snowe 52%
John Sweeney 52%
Gene Taylor 52%
William Thomas 52%
Jennifer Dunn 51%
Ernest Fletcher 51%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 51%
Anne Northup 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Donald Sherwood 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 49%

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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