Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1995-1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Smith 83%
Melton Hancock 81%
Jon Kyl 81%
Joe Scarborough 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 78%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 77%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 76%
Mark Souder 76%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 74%
William Phillip Gramm 74%
Jesse Helms 74%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 74%
Mark Neumann 74%
Philip Crane 73%
Don Nickles 73%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 73%
Fred Thompson 73%
John Ashcroft 72%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 71%
William Baker 71%
Hank Brown 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 71%
Rodney Grams 71%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
Stephen Largent 71%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 71%
John Shadegg 71%
Bob Stump 71%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 70%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
Linda Smith 70%
Wayne Allard 69%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 69%
Robert Dole 69%
Don Manzullo 69%
David McIntosh 69%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Wes Cooley 68%
Larry Craig 68%
David Funderburk 68%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 68%
Dirk Kempthorne 68%
Connie Mack 68%
Rick Santorum 68%
Gene Taylor 68%
Todd Tiahrt 68%
Zach Wamp 68%
Christopher Cox 67%
Judd Gregg 67%
Bill Archer 66%
John Doolittle 66%
Wally Herger, Jr. 66%
Richard Pombo 66%
Andrea Seastrand 66%
Randy Tate 66%
John Warner 66%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 65%
Jon Lynn Christensen 64%
Paul Coverdell 64%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 64%
John Ensign 64%
William Frist 64%
Joel Hefley 64%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 64%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 64%
Toby Roth 64%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 63%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 63%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 63%
Van Hilleary 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 63%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 63%
Daniel Schaefer 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 63%
Craig Thomas 63%
Strom Thurmond 63%
Richard Armey 62%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 62%
Thomas DeLay 62%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 62%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 62%
OH Governor John Kasich R 62%
Frank Murkowski 62%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 62%
Bill Zeliff 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Conrad Burns 61%
Dan Burton 61%
Dick Chrysler 61%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 61%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 61%
Dick Lugar 61%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 61%
Scott McInnis 61%
Jack Metcalf 61%
Larry Pressler 61%
William Roth, Jr. 61%
James Talent 61%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 61%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 60%
Alfonse D'Amato 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Robert Dornan 60%
David Dreier 60%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Nick Smith 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 59%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 59%
Larry Combest 59%
Michael Patrick Forbes 59%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 59%
Carlos Moorhead 59%
Robert William Ney 59%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 59%
Jim Bunning 58%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 58%
Michael Collins 58%
Gary Condit 58%
Barbara Cubin 58%
Randall Cunningham 58%
Jay Dickey 58%
Dan Frisa 58%
Enid Greene 58%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 58%
Ron Lewis 58%
Bob Bennett 57%
William Paxon 57%
Charles Taylor 57%
Charlie Bass 56%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 56%
Porter Goss 56%
Gilbert Gutknecht 56%
James Hansen 56%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 56%
James Hayes 56%
David Lee Hobson 56%
James Traficant, Jr. 56%
Ed Bryant 55%
Jack Fields, Jr. 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
James Quillen 55%
George Radanovich 55%
E.G. Shuster 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 54%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Jim Bunn 54%
Terry Everett 54%
Elton Gallegly 54%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 54%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 54%
Jay Kim 54%
Dan Miller 54%
Sue Myrick 54%
Mike Parker 54%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 54%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 54%
William Tauzin 54%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 54%
Robert Walker 54%
David Weldon 54%
Richard Zimmer 54%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 53%
James Barcia 53%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
Bill Brewster 53%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 53%
Patsy Ann Danner 53%
William Goodling 53%
J. Dennis Hastert 53%
John Linder 53%
John McHugh 53%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 53%
Ronald Packard 53%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 53%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
Bill Barrett 52%
Bill Emerson 52%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 52%
Ralph Regula 52%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 52%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 52%
W. Curtis Weldon 52%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 51%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 51%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 51%
Harris Fawell 51%
Gary Franks 51%
Paul Gillmor 51%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 51%
Martin Hoke 51%
G.V. Montgomery 51%
Timothy Roemer 51%
John Tanner 51%
Gerald Weller 51%
Bill Young 51%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Philip English 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
William Lipinski 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
Cass Ballenger 49%
Henry Bonilla 49%
Steve Buyer 49%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 49%
Thomas Ewing 49%
George Gekas 49%
Joseph Knollenberg 49%
Greg Laughlin 49%
Robert Livingston 49%
James McCrery III 49%
James Nussle 49%
Michael Oxley 49%
Alan Simpson 49%
Joseph Skeen 49%
Floyd Spence 49%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 49%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 49%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 48%
Sonny Bono 48%
Herbert Callahan 48%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 48%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 48%
Tillie Fowler 48%
Mark Hatfield 48%
Thomas Holden 48%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 48%
Frank Riggs 48%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 48%
Douglas Bereuter 47%
Glen Browder 47%
Thomas Campbell 47%
William Cohen 47%
Jerry Costello 47%
Pete Geren 47%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
Ray LaHood 47%
James Longley, Jr. 47%
David Minge 47%
James Ramstad 47%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 47%
Jim Saxton 47%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Harold Volkmer 47%
Rick White 47%
Tom Bevill 46%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 46%
Robert Cramer 46%
Mark Foley 46%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 46%
Jerry Lewis 46%
Susan Molinari 46%
Deborah Pryce 46%
Arlen Specter 46%
Barbara Vucanovich 46%
Slade Gorton 45%
Bill McCollum 45%
Jack Quinn 45%
Bart Gordon 44%
Sue Kelly 44%
Scott Klug 44%
Glenn Poshard 44%
Kit Bond 43%
Ben Campbell 43%
Jon David Fox 43%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Jim Lightfoot 43%
Joseph McDade 43%
Herbert Bateman 42%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 42%
Steven Gunderson 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 42%
Jan Meyers 42%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Bill Orton 42%
Ike Skelton 42%
Frank Tejeda 42%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 42%
James Walsh 42%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 42%
Jim Chapman 41%
Robert Clement 41%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 41%
Lee Hamilton 41%
W.G. Hefner 41%
Stephen Horn 41%
Ronald Klink 41%
James Kolbe 41%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
Bill Martini 41%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 41%
Owen Pickett 41%
Christopher Shays 41%
Pete Stark 41%
William Thomas 41%
E. Kika de la Garza 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Newt Gingrich 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
Jane Harman 40%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 40%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Marge Roukema 40%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 39%
Peter Blute 39%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 39%
John Ganske 39%
James Greenwood 39%
Paul Kanjorski 39%
Patrick Kennedy 39%
Michael McNulty 39%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 39%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 39%
Pat Schroeder 39%
Rob Andrews 38%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 38%
Rick Lazio 38%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Major Owens 38%
John Edward Porter 38%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 38%
Charles Wilson 38%
Robert Byrd 37%
Mike Castle 37%
John Chafee 37%
Robert Franks 37%
Dave Obey 37%
Mel Watt 37%
John Bryant 36%
Barbara-Rose Collins 36%
Chet Edwards 36%
Charles Rose III 36%
Norman Sisisky 36%
Bart Stupak 36%
Karen Thurman 36%
Peter Torkildsen 36%
Ed Towns 36%
Jim Oberstar 35%
William Clay, Sr. 34%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 34%
Thomas Davis III 34%
Ronald Dellums 34%
Cleo Fields 34%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 34%
Maurice Hinchey 34%
Nancy Johnson 34%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 34%
John LaFalce 34%
William Luther 34%
Frank Mascara 34%
Donald Payne 34%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 34%
William Coyne 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Barney Frank 33%
Tony Hall 33%
J. Bennett Johnston 33%
Joseph Kennedy II 33%
Gerald Kleczka 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 33%
Matthew Martinez 33%
Martin Meehan 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 33%
Sam Nunn 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 33%
Max Baucus 32%
William Clinger 32%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 32%
Lane Evans 32%
Wayne Gilchrest 32%
Benjamin Gilman 32%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 32%
James Leach 32%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 32%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 31%
Howard Berman 31%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 31%
John Breaux 31%
Richard Bryan 31%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 31%
Harold Ford, Sr. 31%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 31%
Paul McHale 31%
John Moakley 31%
Patrick Moynihan 31%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 31%
John Olver 31%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Steven Schiff 31%
David Skaggs 31%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 31%
Pat Williams 31%
Sidney Yates 31%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
Thomas Foglietta 30%
Tom Lantos 30%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 30%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 30%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 30%
Gerry Studds 30%
Ray Thornton 30%
Robert Torricelli 30%
Anthony Beilenson 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 29%
Robert Borski, Jr. 29%
Cardiss Collins 29%
Kent Conrad 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29%
Russ Feingold 29%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
Jack Murtha 29%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 29%
Louis Stokes 29%
Bruce Vento 29%
Bob Wise, Jr. 29%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 28%
Dale Bumpers 28%
Peter Deutsch 28%
Calvin Dooley 28%
Byron Dorgan 28%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 28%
Bob Filner 28%
Sam Gejdenson 28%
John Glenn 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 28%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 28%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 28%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 28%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 28%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 28%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Ronald Coleman 27%
Victor Fazio 27%
Floyd Flake 27%
Wendell Ford 27%
Dale Kildee 27%
Constance Morella 27%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Rick Boucher 26%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 26%
William Jefferson 26%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 26%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 26%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 26%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 26%
Michael Ward 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 26%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Sam Gibbons 25%
Karen McCarthy 25%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
Esteban Edward Torres 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 24%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
Jim Exon 24%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 24%
Harry Johnston 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 24%
Frank Lautenberg 24%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
Carrie Meek 24%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 24%
Martin Olav Sabo 24%
Lynn Woolsey 24%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 23%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
Pete Peterson 23%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
George Brown, Jr. 22%
Henry Gonzalez 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
Thomas Manton 22%
Charles Robb 22%
Paul Wellstone 22%
Eva Clayton 21%
Julian Dixon 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 21%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Bob Kerrey 21%
Robert Matsui 21%
Clay Pell 21%
David Pryor 21%
Albert Wynn 21%
Daniel Graham 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Paul Sarbanes 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 19%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 19%
Carol Moseley Braun 19%
Bill Richardson 19%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 19%
Norm Dicks 18%
Elizabeth Furse 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 18%
Bill Bradley 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 16%
Daniel Inouye 16%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 16%
Chris Dodd 15%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
Herb Kohl 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Thomas Daschle 12%
Paul Simon 12%

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