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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2004 Positions (Spring)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 38%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 38%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 25%
Cass Ballenger 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 38%
Charlie Bass 25%
Bob Beauprez 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Chris Bell 25%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 13%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
Tim Bishop 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 38%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 38%
Max Burns 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
Dan Burton 29%
Steve Buyer 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
Dave Camp 25%
Chris Cannon 29%
Eric Cantor 25%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Brad Carson 14%
Julia Carson 38%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 38%
Edward Case 25%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 63%
Chris Chocola 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
Howard Coble 63%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
Michael Collins 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 38%
Robert Cramer 13%
Philip Crane 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 38%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 43%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Artur Davis 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 63%
Lincoln Davis 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 38%
Thomas Davis III 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 43%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 38%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 57%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 25%
John Dingell 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 63%
Jennifer Dunn 38%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 13%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
Philip English 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 38%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 63%
Michael Ferguson 29%
Bob Filner 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 38%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Phil Gingrey 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
Bart Gordon 25%
Porter Goss 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
Mark Green 38%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%
James Greenwood 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 63%
Ralph Hall 25%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 63%
Doc Hastings 38%
Robert Hayes 38%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 38%
Joel Hefley 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 38%
Maurice Hinchey 43%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 13%
David Lee Hobson 13%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 43%
Rush Holt, Jr. 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
Darlene Hooley 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 38%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 38%
Henry Hyde 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 38%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 38%
William Jefferson 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 29%
Christopher John 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38%
Nancy Johnson 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 38%
Tim Johnson 25%

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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