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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
James Barcia 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 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 Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 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 Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 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 Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
Lee Hamilton 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Jay Johnson 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
James Leach 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 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 Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
John Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Glenn Poshard 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
Bill Redmond 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Frank Riggs 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 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 Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 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 Republican 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Herbert Bateman 86%
Max Baucus 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 86%
David Edward Bonior 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
George Brown, Jr. 86%
Richard Bryan 86%
Robert Byrd 86%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
John Chafee 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
Thomas Daschle 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 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 Republican 86%
Thomas Holden 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
Henry Hyde 86%
Daniel Inouye 86%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 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 Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
Jack Metcalf 86%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
Jack Murtha 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Dave Obey 86%
Michael Oxley 86%

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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