Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
James Barcia 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
James Davis 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Wendell Ford 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Lee Hamilton 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Jay Johnson 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
James Leach 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
John Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Glenn Poshard 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
Bill Redmond 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Frank Riggs 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
John Tanner 100%
William Tauzin 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
James Turner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Herbert Bateman 86%
Max Baucus 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 86%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 86%
David Edward Bonior 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 86%
George Brown, Jr. 86%
Richard Bryan 86%
Robert Byrd 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
John Chafee 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
Thomas Daschle 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 86%
Julian Dixon 86%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 86%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
Victor Fazio 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Tillie Fowler 86%
John Ganske 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Benjamin Gilman 86%
Jane Harman 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
Thomas Holden 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 86%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
Henry Hyde 86%
Daniel Inouye 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 86%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
Ronald Klink 86%
Herb Kohl 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
William Lipinski 86%
James McCrery III 86%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
Jack Metcalf 86%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 86%
Jack Murtha 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Dave Obey 86%
Michael Oxley 86%
Ronald Packard 86%
Mike Parker 86%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 86%
Edward Pease 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Richard Pombo 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 86%
Bob Riley 86%
Charles Robb 86%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 86%
Timothy Roemer 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 86%
Jim Saxton 86%
Daniel Schaefer 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 86%
E.G. Shuster 86%
David Skaggs 86%
Nick Smith 86%
Robert Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
Charles Stenholm 86%
Bart Stupak 86%
Charles Taylor 86%
Karen Thurman 86%
James Walsh 86%
Mel Watt 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
Bill Young 86%
Cass Ballenger 83%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
John Breaux 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Ernest Hollings 83%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
Joseph McDade 83%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
Esteban Edward Torres 83%
Thomas Allen 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Henry Bonilla 71%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
Conrad Burns 71%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
Steve Buyer 71%
Jon Lynn Christensen 71%
William Clay, Sr. 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
Larry Combest 71%
Merrill Cook 71%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 71%
Alfonse D'Amato 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 71%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
Bill Delahunt 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 71%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Philip English 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 71%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 71%
Russ Feingold 71%
George Gekas 71%
Paul Gillmor 71%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 71%
Bart Gordon 71%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 71%
Rodney Grams 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
James Greenwood 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
James Hansen 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 71%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 71%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Jay Kim 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
Steve LaTourette 71%
Frank Lautenberg 71%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 71%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Robert Livingston 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 71%
Dick Lugar 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 71%
Karen McCarthy 71%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 71%
Paul McHale 71%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 71%
Michael McNulty 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 71%
Frank Murkowski 71%
Sue Myrick 71%
Robert William Ney 71%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 71%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Pappas 71%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 71%
Ralph Regula 71%
James Rogan 71%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 71%
William Roth, Jr. 71%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 71%
Robert Schaffer 71%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
Joseph Skeen 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 71%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
Gordon Smith 71%
Linda Smith 71%
Arlen Specter 71%
Cliff Stearns 71%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bob Stump 71%
James Talent 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
Fred Thompson 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
Strom Thurmond 71%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
David Weldon 71%
Rick White 71%
Howard Berman 67%
Julia Carson 67%
Michael Patrick Forbes 67%
Elton Gallegly 67%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 67%
John LaFalce 67%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
Pete Stark 67%
Sidney Yates 67%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 57%
John Ashcroft 57%
Bob Bennett 57%
Rod Blagojevich 57%
Kit Bond 57%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 57%
Dan Burton 57%
Ben Campbell 57%
Chris Cannon 57%
Mike Castle 57%
Robert Clement 57%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 57%
Paul Coverdell 57%
William Coyne 57%
Larry Craig 57%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 57%
Thomas Davis III 57%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 57%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Jay Dickey 57%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 57%
David Dreier 57%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
Harris Fawell 57%
Thomas Foglietta 57%
Jon David Fox 57%
Robert Franks 57%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
William Frist 57%
Jim Gibbons 57%
Slade Gorton 57%
Porter Goss 57%
William Phillip Gramm 57%
Judd Gregg 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 57%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 57%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 57%
Joel Hefley 57%
Jesse Helms 57%
David Lee Hobson 57%
Stephen Horn 57%
Asa Hutchinson 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 57%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
OH Governor John Kasich R 57%
Sue Kelly 57%
Dirk Kempthorne 57%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 57%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 57%
Scott Klug 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
James Kolbe 57%
Rick Lazio 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 57%
John Linder 57%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 57%
William Luther 57%
Frank Mascara 57%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 57%
Constance Morella 57%
Anne Northup 57%
John Olver 57%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
William Paxon 57%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 57%
John Edward Porter 57%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 57%
Deborah Pryce 57%
James Ramstad 57%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 57%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
Ted Stevens 57%
John Sununu 57%
Gene Taylor 57%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
Bruce Vento 57%
Zach Wamp 57%
John Warner 57%
W. Curtis Weldon 57%
Bob Weygand 57%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 57%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50%
John Ensign 50%
Sam Gejdenson 50%
Tony Hall 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
Connie Mack 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
Wayne Allard 43%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 43%
Charlie Bass 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 43%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Thomas Campbell 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 43%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 43%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 43%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 43%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 43%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 43%
Barney Frank 43%
William Goodling 43%
Van Hilleary 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 43%
Joseph Kennedy II 43%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 43%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
Stephen Largent 43%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 43%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
James Maloney 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 43%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 43%
David McIntosh 43%
Martin Meehan 43%
John Moakley 43%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 43%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 43%
Don Nickles 43%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 43%
Donald Payne 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 43%
Rick Santorum 43%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 43%
Christopher Shays 43%
Bob Smith 43%
Craig Thomas 43%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 43%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 43%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 43%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 33%
Mark Souder 33%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
Richard Armey 29%
Robert Barr, Jr. 29%
Michael Collins 29%
Christopher Cox 29%
Philip Crane 29%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 29%
Jon Kyl 29%
Don Manzullo 29%
Dan Miller 29%
Ron Paul 29%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 29%
Joe Scarborough 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
John Shadegg 29%
Vincent Snowbarger 29%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 14%
Thomas DeLay 14%
Mark Neumann 14%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 14%
Pete Hoekstra 0%

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