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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 16%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 45%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 16%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 55%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 47%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 45%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 58%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 55%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 45%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 58%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 63%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 55%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 68%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 26%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 60%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 58%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 60%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 60%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 35%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 26%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 45%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 53%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
Cass Ballenger 42%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 84%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 13%
Bob Bennett 47%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 25%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 58%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Rod Blagojevich 21%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
Kit Bond 45%
Henry Bonilla 55%
David Edward Bonior 25%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 15%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 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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