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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 13%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 38%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
Steve Buyer 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Julia Carson 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 14%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
Ben Chandler III 13%
Chris Chocola 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 13%
Jerry Costello 25%
Robert Cramer 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
Barbara Cubin 38%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Artur Davis 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
James Davis 13%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
Thomas DeLay 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
John Doolittle 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
Bob Etheridge 13%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 43%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
Tom Feeney 60%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Barney Frank 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
Bart Gordon 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
Mark Green 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Jane Harman 13%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
Robert Hayes 43%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 38%
Wally Herger, Jr. 38%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 13%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 14%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 17%
Darlene Hooley 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Henry Hyde 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
William Jefferson 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 14%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
Nancy Johnson 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
Tim Johnson 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 88%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 13%
Dale Kildee 13%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 13%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 38%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 63%
Ray LaHood 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 14%

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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