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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 45%
Gary Ackerman 32%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 65%
George Allen 60%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 58%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 35%
Cass Ballenger 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 53%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 26%
Bob Bennett 55%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 21%
Marion Berry 55%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 45%
Kit Bond 53%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 45%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
John Breaux 26%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 32%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 60%
Jim Bunning 58%
Conrad Burns 55%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 45%
Ben Campbell 56%
Chris Cannon 55%
Eric Cantor 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 32%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 32%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 53%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
Michael Collins 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
Larry Combest 40%
Kent Conrad 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
Barbara Cubin 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
Randall Cunningham 44%
Thomas Daschle 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 30%
Thomas Davis III 42%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 53%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
Bill Delahunt 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 65%
Peter Deutsch 32%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 15%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 37%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 35%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 47%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 35%
David Dreier 40%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
John Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 32%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 68%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 35%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 35%
Terry Everett 63%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 30%
Peter Fitzgerald 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 80%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 58%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 47%
Barney Frank 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 60%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 45%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 45%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 55%
Mark Green 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
James Greenwood 35%
Judd Gregg 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 45%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 21%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 53%
J. Dennis Hastert 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 45%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
Robert Hayes 74%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 65%
Joel Hefley 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
David Lee Hobson 45%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
Pete Hoekstra 55%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 35%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 35%
Darlene Hooley 42%

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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