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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 43%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 57%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 71%
Jack Murtha 86%
Sue Myrick 71%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Mark Neumann 14%
Robert William Ney 71%
Don Nickles 43%
Anne Northup 57%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 71%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 57%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Oxley 86%
Ronald Packard 86%
Michael Pappas 71%
Mike Parker 86%
Ron Paul 29%
William Paxon 57%
Donald Payne 43%
Edward Pease 86%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Owen Pickett 100%
Richard Pombo 86%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 57%
Glenn Poshard 100%
Deborah Pryce 57%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 71%
James Ramstad 57%
Bill Redmond 100%
Ralph Regula 71%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Frank Riggs 100%
Bob Riley 86%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Charles Robb 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 86%
James Rogan 71%
William Roth, Jr. 71%
Steve Rothman 86%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 57%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 43%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 86%
Joe Scarborough 29%
Daniel Schaefer 86%
Robert Schaffer 71%
John Shadegg 29%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 57%
Christopher Shays 43%
E.G. Shuster 86%
Norman Sisisky 100%
David Skaggs 86%
Joseph Skeen 71%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 71%
Linda Smith 71%
Nick Smith 86%
Robert Smith 86%
Bob Smith 43%
Vincent Snowbarger 29%
Olympia Snowe 86%
Vic Snyder 100%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 67%
Cliff Stearns 71%
Charles Stenholm 86%
Ted Stevens 57%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bob Stump 71%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 57%
James Talent 71%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 86%
Gene Taylor 57%
Craig Thomas 43%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 71%
Karen Thurman 86%
Strom Thurmond 71%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
Esteban Edward Torres 83%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
James Turner 100%
Bruce Vento 57%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 57%
John Warner 57%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 86%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 71%
W. Curtis Weldon 57%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 57%
Rick White 71%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 67%
Bill Young 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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