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Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
Gary Ackerman 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 89%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 25%
Richard Armey 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 26%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
Brian Baird 26%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 75%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
Bob Bennett 95%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 21%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
Rod Blagojevich 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 65%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Robert Borski, Jr. 16%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 37%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
John Breaux 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Ed Bryant 70%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 70%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 68%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
Jean Carnahan 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
Eva Clayton 5%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 45%
Robert Clement 40%
Hillary Clinton 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
Michael Collins 70%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Larry Combest 70%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
John Cooksey 65%
Jon Corzine 5%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 70%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
Randall Cunningham 63%
Thomas Daschle 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
James Davis 20%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
Thomas Davis III 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
Thomas DeLay 68%
James DeMint 75%
Peter Deutsch 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84%
Calvin Dooley 30%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 30%
David Dreier 65%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
Jennifer Dunn 58%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
John Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 58%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 70%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 15%
Peter Fitzgerald 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 60%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 60%
George Gekas 60%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 58%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 65%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 55%
Daniel Graham 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
Mark Green 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 85%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 70%
Tony Hall 11%

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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