Representative Jim Cooper's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Martha; 3 Children: Mary, Jamie, Hayes
Birth Date: 06/19/1954
Birth Place: Nashville, TN
Home City: Nashville, TN
Religion: Episcopalian
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Paul Deakin

(Running)

Independent

Ronnie Holden

(Running)

Republican

Bob Ries

(Running)

Republican

Big John Smith IV

(Running)

Republican

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Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 50% 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 23% 2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 16% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 22% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50% 2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 54% 2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 46% 2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 33% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12% 2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 25 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94% 2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 76% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0% 2007 United Fresh Produce Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 29% 2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 66% 2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 50% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66% 2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 50% 2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter

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