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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 32%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 65%
George Allen 60%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 53%
Cass Ballenger 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Bennett 55%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 21%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 53%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Jim Bunning 58%
Conrad Burns 55%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 25%
Ben Campbell 56%
Chris Cannon 55%
Eric Cantor 50%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 32%
Mike Castle 55%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 40%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 63%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Randall Cunningham 44%
Thomas Daschle 7%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 65%
Peter Deutsch 32%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 15%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 47%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 40%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
John Edwards 20%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 68%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 35%
Terry Everett 63%
Russ Feingold 50%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 30%
Peter Fitzgerald 70%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 47%
Barney Frank 35%
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%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 30%
Mark Green 55%
James Greenwood 35%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 53%
J. Dennis Hastert 43%
Robert Hayes 74%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 65%
Joel Hefley 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 45%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
Pete Hoekstra 55%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 35%
Darlene Hooley 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 39%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 55%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Henry Hyde 55%
Daniel Inouye 26%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
William Lewis Jenkins 58%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 35%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 53%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
Gerald Kleczka 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 42%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 42%
Jon Kyl 85%
Ray LaHood 37%
Nicholas Lampson 47%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 45%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 55%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 74%
Dick Lugar 55%
Don Manzullo 53%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 26%
James McCrery III 42%
John McHugh 53%
Scott McInnis 53%
Michael McNulty 35%
Martin Meehan 28%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 26%
Zell Bryan Miller 32%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 30%
Jack Murtha 39%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 35%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 45%
Robert William Ney 45%
Don Nickles 75%
Anne Northup 47%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 35%
Dave Obey 35%
John Olver 28%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Thomas William Osborne 45%
Doug Ose 45%
Major Owens 37%
Michael Oxley 47%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 30%
John Peterson 56%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 47%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Deborah Pryce 45%

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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