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Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 43%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 43%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 57%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 57%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 57%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 57%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 71%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 14%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 86%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 57%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 43%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 86%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 43%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 29%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 57%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 43%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 43%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 57%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 14%
Richard Armey 29%
John Ashcroft 57%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 29%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 43%
Herbert Bateman 86%
Max Baucus 86%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 67%
Marion Berry 100%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Rod Blagojevich 57%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 86%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 57%
Henry Bonilla 71%
David Edward Bonior 86%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 83%
George Brown, Jr. 86%
Richard Bryan 86%
Ed Bryant 100%

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.

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