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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The John Birch Society

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Riley 65%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 39%
Charles Robb 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Timothy Roemer 35%
James Rogan 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
William Roth, Jr. 57%
Steve Rothman 22%
Marge Roukema 42%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 58%
Jim Ryun 72%
Martin Olav Sabo 18%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 85%
Rick Santorum 70%
Paul Sarbanes 17%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 17%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 80%
Robert Schaffer 82%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 28%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 70%
John Shadegg 77%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 39%
Christopher Shays 37%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
Donald Sherwood 44%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 57%
Ronnie Shows 33%
E.G. Shuster 61%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 61%
Norman Sisisky 15%
Joseph Skeen 52%
Ike Skelton 28%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
Gordon Smith 46%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 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 Democratic 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 Republican 60%
Craig Thomas 72%
William Thomas 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
Fred Thompson 70%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 52%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
Karen Thurman 23%
Strom Thurmond 70%
Todd Tiahrt 74%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 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 Democratic 28%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
Bruce Vento 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 37%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 51%
George Voinovich 72%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 47%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 70%
John Warner 47%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
Wesley Watkins 65%
Mel Watt 20%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 57%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 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 Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 62%
Heather Wilson 45%
Bob Wise, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 43%
Lynn Woolsey 23%
David Wu 26%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 48%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%

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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