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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Paul 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 88%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
Gene Taylor 75%
Dennis Kucinich 63%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 63%
Tom Feeney 60%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
Todd Akin 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
Ric Keller 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Richard Pombo 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
Terry Everett 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
Robert Hayes 43%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 43%
John Tanner 43%
Chris Cannon 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
Barbara Cubin 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 38%
Wally Herger, Jr. 38%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 38%
Ron Lewis 38%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 38%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 38%
Cliff Stearns 38%
Bart Stupak 38%
Zach Wamp 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
Julia Carson 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Martin Meehan 33%
George Radanovich 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29%
Jim Ryun 29%
Pete Stark 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
Marion Berry 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 25%
Eric Cantor 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
Randall Cunningham 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Thomas DeLay 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
John Doolittle 25%
Bob Filner 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Barney Frank 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 25%
Bart Gordon 25%
Mark Green 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Duncan Hunter 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
William Jefferson 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
John Linder 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
Don Manzullo 25%
Jim Marshall 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 25%
Sue Myrick 25%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 25%
Robert William Ney 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
Donald Payne 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 25%
Todd Platts 25%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 25%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Richard Renzi 25%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
John Shadegg 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
John Sullivan 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 25%
David Weldon 25%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Bill Delahunt 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
John Peterson 17%
Ed Towns 17%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
Brian Baird 14%
Leonard Boswell 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Edward Case 14%
Robert Cramer 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
Thomas Holden 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 14%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 14%
Tom Lantos 14%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 14%
Silvestre Reyes 14%
Steve Rothman 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 14%
Ike Skelton 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
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%
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%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
Artur Davis 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
James Davis 13%
Lincoln Davis 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%

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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