Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 55%
Gary Ackerman 18%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 21%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 62%
Richard Armey 62%
John Ashcroft 70%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 57%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 61%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 20%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 35%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 80%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 20%
Bill Barrett 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 73%
Charlie Bass 45%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 15%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 23%
Bob Bennett 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 17%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 48%
Michael Bilirakis 62%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 51%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 56%
Kit Bond 63%
Henry Bonilla 61%
David Edward Bonior 23%
Mary Bono Mack 47%
Robert Borski, Jr. 30%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 61%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
John Breaux 17%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 71%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 60%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 62%
Dan Burton 81%
Steve Buyer 57%
Robert Byrd 23%
Herbert Callahan 52%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 52%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
Ben Campbell 60%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 57%
Chris Cannon 72%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 19%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
Julia Carson 21%
Mike Castle 27%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 57%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 94%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Robert Clement 22%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 73%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 56%
Michael Collins 70%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52%
Larry Combest 71%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 23%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 23%
Merrill Cook 57%
John Cooksey 55%
Jerry Costello 38%
Paul Coverdell 67%
Christopher Cox 71%
William Coyne 23%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 22%
Barbara Cubin 70%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 22%
Randall Cunningham 64%
Patsy Ann Danner 40%
Thomas Daschle 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
James Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 62%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 35%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
Bill Delahunt 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
Thomas DeLay 70%
James DeMint 63%
Peter Deutsch 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 64%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 17%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 35%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 76%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 12%
John Edwards 17%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
Philip English 55%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 55%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 17%
Russ Feingold 42%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 69%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 37%
Michael Patrick Forbes 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Tillie Fowler 55%
Barney Frank 25%
Robert Franks 35%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 32%
William Frist 62%
Jonas Frost III 21%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 23%
George Gekas 52%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Benjamin Gilman 35%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 67%
William Goodling 72%
Bart Gordon 27%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 47%
Daniel Graham 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
Rodney Grams 67%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 45%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
Mark Green 55%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 28%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 71%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 21%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 62%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 70%
Tony Hall 32%
James Hansen 61%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 12%
J. Dennis Hastert 55%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 55%
Robert Hayes 58%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 70%
Baron Hill 27%
Rick Hill 65%
Van Hilleary 74%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 13%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 34%
Ernest Hollings 28%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 27%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 87%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 23%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
Kenny Hulshof 57%
Duncan Hunter 55%
Asa Hutchinson 52%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 76%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Henry Hyde 52%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 84%
Daniel Inouye 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 36%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 41%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 26%
William Jefferson 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 61%
Christopher John 26%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
Nancy Johnson 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 74%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 15%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 84%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
OH Governor John Kasich R 60%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
Patrick Kennedy 26%
Bob Kerrey 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 43%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 68%
Gerald Kleczka 32%
Ronald Klink 38%
Joseph Knollenberg 47%
Herb Kohl 15%
James Kolbe 45%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Steven Kuykendall 37%
Jon Kyl 74%
John LaFalce 30%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 10%
Tom Lantos 20%
Stephen Largent 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 56%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 45%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 12%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 32%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
Jerry Lewis 47%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
John Linder 62%
William Lipinski 39%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 26%
Trent Lott, Sr. 65%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 40%
Dick Lugar 51%
William Luther 20%
Connie Mack 62%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
James Maloney 22%
Don Manzullo 70%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
Matthew Martinez 23%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 18%
Karen McCarthy 17%
Bill McCollum 54%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 55%
James McCrery III 52%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 34%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 18%
John McHugh 40%
Scott McInnis 71%
David McIntosh 67%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 52%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 37%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 21%
Carrie Meek 21%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
Jack Metcalf 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 57%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Dan Miller 57%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 52%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 31%
David Minge 20%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 30%
John Moakley 23%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 22%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
Constance Morella 15%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Frank Murkowski 61%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
Jack Murtha 32%
Sue Myrick 63%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 19%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 17%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 60%
Robert William Ney 65%
Don Nickles 80%
Anne Northup 47%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 67%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 29%
Dave Obey 23%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 21%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ronald Packard 63%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
Ron Paul 97%
Donald Payne 25%
Edward Pease 70%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 23%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
John Peterson 71%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 65%
David Phelps 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Owen Pickett 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
John Edward Porter 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 46%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
Deborah Pryce 38%
Jack Quinn 42%
George Radanovich 65%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
James Ramstad 47%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 15%
Ralph Regula 42%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 17%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 44%
Bob Riley 65%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 39%
Charles Robb 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Timothy Roemer 35%
James Rogan 64%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 55%
William Roth, Jr. 57%
Steve Rothman 22%
Marge Roukema 42%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 13%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 58%
Jim Ryun 72%
Martin Olav Sabo 18%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 74%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 85%
Rick Santorum 70%
Paul Sarbanes 17%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 17%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 80%
Robert Schaffer 82%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 22%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 28%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 76%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
John Shadegg 77%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 39%
Christopher Shays 37%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 65%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
Donald Sherwood 44%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 57%
Ronnie Shows 33%
E.G. Shuster 61%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 61%
Norman Sisisky 15%
Joseph Skeen 52%
Ike Skelton 28%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 12%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
Gordon Smith 46%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 62%
Nick Smith 57%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 17%
Mark Souder 55%
Arlen Specter 35%
Floyd Spence 62%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
Pete Stark 41%
Cliff Stearns 77%
Charles Stenholm 45%
Ted Stevens 52%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bob Stump 77%
Bart Stupak 37%
John Sununu 66%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 57%
Tom Tancredo 77%
John Tanner 27%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
William Tauzin 51%
Charles Taylor 74%
Gene Taylor 58%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
Craig Thomas 72%
William Thomas 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
Fred Thompson 70%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 22%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 52%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
Karen Thurman 23%
Strom Thurmond 70%
Todd Tiahrt 74%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 55%
Robert Torricelli 20%
Ed Towns 19%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 22%
James Turner 22%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 28%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 27%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 55%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
Bruce Vento 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 37%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 51%
George Voinovich 72%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 47%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 70%
John Warner 47%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 19%
Wesley Watkins 65%
Mel Watt 20%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 57%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 18%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 64%
W. Curtis Weldon 43%
Gerald Weller 55%
Paul Wellstone 22%
Robert Wexler 18%
Bob Weygand 35%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 62%
Heather Wilson 45%
Bob Wise, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 43%
Lynn Woolsey 23%
David Wu 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 48%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%

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