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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dirk Kempthorne 57%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 57%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 57%
Scott Klug 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
James Kolbe 57%
Rick Lazio 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 57%
John Linder 57%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 57%
William Luther 57%
Frank Mascara 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
Constance Morella 57%
Anne Northup 57%
John Olver 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
William Paxon 57%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 57%
John Edward Porter 57%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 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 Republican 57%
Ted Stevens 57%
John Sununu 57%
Gene Taylor 57%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
Bruce Vento 57%
Zach Wamp 57%
John Warner 57%
W. Curtis Weldon 57%
Bob Weygand 57%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 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 Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
Wayne Allard 43%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 43%
Charlie Bass 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 43%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Thomas Campbell 43%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 43%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 43%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 43%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 43%
Barney Frank 43%
William Goodling 43%
Van Hilleary 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 43%
Joseph Kennedy II 43%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 43%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
Stephen Largent 43%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
James Maloney 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 43%
David McIntosh 43%
Martin Meehan 43%
John Moakley 43%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
Don Nickles 43%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 43%
Donald Payne 43%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 43%
Rick Santorum 43%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 43%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 43%
Christopher Shays 43%
Bob Smith 43%
Craig Thomas 43%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 43%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 43%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
Mark Souder 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
Richard Armey 29%
Bob 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 Matt Salmon Republican 29%
Joe Scarborough 29%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 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 Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 14%
Pete Hoekstra 0%

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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