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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 74%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Wayne Allard 63%
Thomas Allen 21%
Jason Altmire 13%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Brian Baird 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 59%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 18%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 23%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 63%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Kit Bond 41%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 54%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Dan Boren 28%
Leonard Boswell 11%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Nancy Boyda 18%
Henry Brown, Jr. 59%
Ginny Brown-Waite 53%
Jim Bunning 62%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 69%
Robert Byrd 29%
Chris Cannon 66%
Eric Cantor 71%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 18%
Mike Castle 28%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 25%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Travis Childers 20%
Hillary Clinton 18%
Norm Coleman 24%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 29%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 11%
Barbara Cubin 73%
Artur Davis 8%
David Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 55%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 55%
Bill Delahunt 19%
James DeMint 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 17%
Elizabeth Dole 49%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
John Doolittle 69%
Byron Dorgan 31%
Thelma Drake 64%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 68%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 59%
Tom Feeney 78%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 49%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 72%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 53%
John Hall 20%
Phil Hare 21%
Jane Harman 15%
Robert Hayes 49%
Wally Herger, Jr. 62%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 23%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Paul Hodes 23%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 18%
Darlene Hooley 16%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Kay Hutchison 38%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 62%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 21%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 23%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
Ric Keller 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Ron Klein 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 10%
Dennis Kucinich 46%
John Kuhl, Jr. 49%
Jon Kyl 70%
Ray LaHood 28%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 18%
Jerry Lewis 55%
Ron Lewis 59%
Joe Lieberman 3%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
John Linder 77%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 62%
Connie Mack IV 69%
Tim Mahoney 13%
Don Manzullo 69%
Jim Marshall 31%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 51%
James McCrery III 58%
John McHugh 36%
Michael McNulty 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 15%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 15%
Brad Miller 18%
Harry Mitchell 21%
Alan Mollohan 23%
Dennis Moore 11%
Patrick Murphy 25%
Jack Murtha 13%
Marilyn Musgrave 61%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 21%
Jim Oberstar 22%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 18%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 28%
John Peterson 61%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 45%
Earl Pomeroy 8%
Jon Porter, Sr. 28%
Deborah Pryce 35%
George Radanovich 58%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 46%
Denny Rehberg 54%
Richard Renzi 47%
Silvestre Reyes 14%
Thomas Reynolds 49%
Laura Richardson 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 15%
Mike Ross 10%
Steve Rothman 23%
Ken Salazar 10%
William Sali 72%
Jim Saxton 54%
Jean Schmidt 53%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 13%
John Shadegg 74%
Christopher Shays 23%
Heath Shuler 28%
Ike Skelton 10%
Gordon Smith 23%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 21%
Mark Souder 55%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 28%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Pete Stark 29%
Cliff Stearns 72%
Ted Stevens 26%
Bart Stupak 23%
John Sullivan 61%

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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