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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 70%
Tony Hall 32%
James Hansen 61%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 12%
J. Dennis Hastert 55%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 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. Democratic 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. Democratic 27%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 87%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 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 Republican 84%
Daniel Inouye 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 36%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 41%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 27%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 26%
William Jefferson 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 61%
Christopher John 26%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
Nancy Johnson 40%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 74%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 60%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
Patrick Kennedy 26%
Bob Kerrey 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 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 Democratic 10%
Tom Lantos 20%
Stephen Largent 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 45%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 32%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
Jerry Lewis 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
John Linder 62%
William Lipinski 39%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 26%
Trent Lott, Sr. 65%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 51%
William Luther 20%
Connie Mack 62%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
James Maloney 22%
Don Manzullo 70%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
Matthew Martinez 23%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 18%
Karen McCarthy 17%
Bill McCollum 54%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 55%
James McCrery III 52%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 18%
John McHugh 40%
Scott McInnis 71%
David McIntosh 67%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 52%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 37%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 21%
Carrie Meek 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
Jack Metcalf 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 57%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Dan Miller 57%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 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. Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
Constance Morella 15%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Frank Murkowski 61%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
Jack Murtha 32%
Sue Myrick 63%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 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. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 17%
Ron Paul 97%
Donald Payne 25%
Edward Pease 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
John Peterson 71%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 65%
David Phelps 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Owen Pickett 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
John Edward Porter 32%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 46%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
Deborah Pryce 38%
Jack Quinn 42%
George Radanovich 65%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
James Ramstad 47%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
Ralph Regula 42%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 44%

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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