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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Ron Paul 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Jon Kyl 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
Michael Collins 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
Don Nickles 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
Robert Hayes 74%
Trent Lott, Sr. 74%
Rick Santorum 74%
Craig Thomas 74%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Peter Fitzgerald 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 70%
Zach Wamp 70%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
John Ensign 68%
Tom Tancredo 68%
George Voinovich 68%
Wayne Allard 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
James DeMint 65%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
Gilbert Gutknecht 65%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 65%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 65%
Joel Hefley 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 65%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 65%
John Shadegg 65%
Charles Taylor 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 65%
Larry Craig 63%
Philip Crane 63%
Terry Everett 63%
Kay Hutchison 63%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 61%
Todd Akin 60%
George Allen 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 60%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60%
William Frist 60%
Jim Gibbons 60%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 60%
Jim Ryun 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
Nick Smith 60%
John Sullivan 60%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 60%
David Weldon 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 58%
Jim Bunning 58%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 58%
Judd Gregg 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 58%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
Dan Burton 56%
Ben Campbell 56%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 56%
John Peterson 56%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 55%
Cass Ballenger 55%
Bob Bennett 55%
Marion Berry 55%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 55%
Conrad Burns 55%
Chris Cannon 55%
Mike Castle 55%
Barbara Cubin 55%
John Doolittle 55%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 55%
Mark Green 55%
Pete Hoekstra 55%
Duncan Hunter 55%
Henry Hyde 55%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 55%
John Linder 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
Ken Lucas 55%
Dick Lugar 55%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 55%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 55%
Todd Platts 55%
Mike Ross 55%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 55%
Gene Taylor 55%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 55%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
John Warner 55%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 53%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 53%
Kit Bond 53%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 53%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
Melissa Hart 53%
Ric Keller 53%
Don Manzullo 53%
John McHugh 53%
Scott McInnis 53%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
Charlie Bass 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Russ Feingold 50%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
James Nussle 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Edward Schrock 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
William Tauzin 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
Michael Bilirakis 47%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 47%
Philip English 47%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 47%
Nicholas Lampson 47%
Anne Northup 47%
Michael Oxley 47%
Richard Pombo 47%
Silvestre Reyes 47%
John Tanner 47%
William Thomas 47%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 47%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 45%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
Robert Cramer 45%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Chet Edwards 45%
Elton Gallegly 45%
Bart Gordon 45%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 45%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 45%
David Lee Hobson 45%
Thomas Holden 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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