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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
Bob Bennett 95%
Jesse Helms 95%
John Nathan Hostettler 95%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ron Paul 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
Todd Akin 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
William Frist 90%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Frank Murkowski 90%
Don Nickles 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
Bob Smith 90%
Craig Thomas 90%
Strom Thurmond 90%
George Voinovich 90%
Wayne Allard 89%
Conrad Burns 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
Kit Bond 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Ben Campbell 85%
Larry Craig 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
John Doolittle 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Judd Gregg 85%
Charles Hagel 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Brian Kerns 85%
Richard Pombo 85%
John Shadegg 85%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
Peter Fitzgerald 83%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
Dan Burton 82%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
George Allen 80%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
John Ensign 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
Jim Ryun 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
Gordon Smith 80%
Fred Thompson 80%
John Warner 80%
David Weldon 80%
Mark Souder 79%
Bob Barr, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
Howard Coble 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Philip Crane 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
James DeMint 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 75%
James Hansen 74%
Jack Kingston 72%
Jerry Lewis 72%
Ted Stevens 72%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 72%
Wesley Watkins 72%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
Bob Stump 71%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
Ed Bryant 70%
Dave Camp 70%
Michael Collins 70%
Larry Combest 70%
Christopher Cox 70%
Terry Everett 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Ralph Hall 70%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
Mark Kennedy 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 70%
Ray LaHood 70%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 70%
Gary Miller 70%
Zell Bryan Miller 70%
Bob Riley 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
John Sununu 70%
Lee Terry 70%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 70%
Chris Cannon 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
Thomas DeLay 68%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 68%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
Adam Putnam 68%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 68%
Richard Armey 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
John Boehner 65%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Saxby Chambliss 65%
John Cooksey 65%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
David Dreier 65%
Jim Gibbons 65%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 65%
Doc Hastings 65%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Duncan Hunter 65%
Henry Hyde 65%
Richard Keller 65%
John Linder 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
James McCrery III 65%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 65%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 65%
James Nussle 65%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
George Radanovich 65%
James Ramstad 65%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
Mike Rogers 65%
Edward Schrock 65%
Arlen Specter 65%
Charles Taylor 65%
Henry Bonilla 63%
Randall Cunningham 63%
Mark Foley 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 63%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Herbert Callahan 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
Ernest Fletcher 60%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 60%
George Gekas 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
Mark Green 60%
Melissa Hart 60%
Robert Hayes 60%
Van Hilleary 60%
David Lee Hobson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Buck McKeon 60%
Dan Miller 60%
Robert William Ney 60%
Anne Northup 60%
Thomas William Osborne 60%

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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