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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 57%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Ben Campbell 57%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 57%
Julia Carson 67%
Mike Castle 57%
John Chafee 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
Jon Lynn Christensen 71%
William Clay, Sr. 71%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 57%
Michael Collins 29%
Larry Combest 71%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 71%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 57%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 57%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 29%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Alfonse D'Amato 71%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
Thomas Daschle 86%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 71%
Thomas DeLay 14%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 57%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 57%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 71%
Harris Fawell 57%
Victor Fazio 86%
Russ Feingold 71%
Bob Filner 83%
Thomas Foglietta 57%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 86%
Jon David Fox 57%
Barney Frank 43%
Robert Franks 57%
William Frist 57%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 67%
John Ganske 86%
Sam Gejdenson 50%
George Gekas 71%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Benjamin Gilman 86%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 43%
Bart Gordon 71%
Slade Gorton 57%
Porter Goss 57%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 57%
Rodney Grams 71%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 57%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 100%
James Hansen 71%
Jane Harman 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 57%
Joel Hefley 57%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 57%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 43%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 57%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 86%
Ernest Hollings 83%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 86%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Asa Hutchinson 57%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 71%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Henry Hyde 86%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 29%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 43%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 100%
Jay Johnson 100%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Sue Kelly 57%
Dirk Kempthorne 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
Joseph Kennedy II 43%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 57%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Jay Kim 71%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
Ronald Klink 86%
Scott Klug 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
Herb Kohl 86%
James Kolbe 57%
Dennis Kucinich 43%

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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