Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1999-2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 64%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 58%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 73%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 83%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 78%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 89%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 92%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 64%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 58%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 75%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 67%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 58%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 58%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 55%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 42%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 89%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 58%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 91%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 83%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 42%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 82%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 58%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 27%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 58%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 64%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 58%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 42%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 42%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 57%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 44%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 36%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 58%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 42%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 58%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 78%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 58%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 58%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 64%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 83%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 58%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 42%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 73%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Wayne Allard 50%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 67%
Richard Armey 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 45%
Cass Ballenger 45%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 92%
Bob Bennett 58%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
Shelley Berkley 55%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 92%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
John Breaux 75%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 83%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 58%
Robert Byrd 67%
Herbert Callahan 55%
Ben Campbell 58%
Chris Cannon 25%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 58%
Eva Clayton 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 83%
Michael Collins 50%
Larry Combest 58%
Gary Condit 83%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Cooksey 60%
Jerry Costello 83%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 58%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 42%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 58%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 73%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 33%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 67%
Jennifer Dunn 58%
John Edwards 83%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 55%
Philip English 67%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 58%
Russ Feingold 58%
Bob Filner 83%
Peter Fitzgerald 58%
Ernest Fletcher 67%
Mark Foley 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Barney Frank 75%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 73%
John Ganske 64%
George Gekas 58%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 58%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 67%
Daniel Graham 58%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Mark Green 67%
James Greenwood 64%
Judd Gregg 27%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
Tony Hall 92%
James Hansen 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 67%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 36%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 42%
Baron Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 40%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 42%
Asa Hutchinson 58%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 55%
Kay Hutchison 58%
Henry Hyde 67%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 64%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 55%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 58%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Jon Kyl 18%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 75%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
Tom Lantos 92%
Stephen Largent 42%
Steve LaTourette 78%
James Leach 75%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 36%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 58%
William Luther 83%
James Maloney 60%
Don Manzullo 33%
Frank Mascara 92%
Robert Matsui 92%
Karen McCarthy 91%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 33%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 42%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 83%
Constance Morella 67%
Frank Murkowski 50%
Jack Murtha 83%
Sue Myrick 44%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 83%
Don Nickles 25%
Anne Northup 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Doug Ose 67%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 64%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 58%
David Phelps 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 67%
Richard Pombo 58%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
Deborah Pryce 60%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 42%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Bob Riley 67%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
Timothy Roemer 64%
Steve Rothman 83%
Marge Roukema 67%
Jim Ryun 42%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 27%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
Jim Saxton 83%
Joe Scarborough 71%
Robert Schaffer 33%
John Shadegg 17%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
Christopher Shays 40%
Donald Sherwood 73%
Ronnie Shows 83%
Joseph Skeen 58%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 67%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 75%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 82%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 55%
Ted Strickland 92%
Bob Stump 50%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 67%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin 58%
Charles Taylor 44%
Gene Taylor 80%
Craig Thomas 58%
William Thomas 55%
Fred Thompson 33%
Karen Thurman 83%
Strom Thurmond 42%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Robert Torricelli 67%
Ed Towns 83%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 83%
George Voinovich 40%
James Walsh 64%
Zach Wamp 58%
John Warner 58%
Wesley Watkins 55%
Mel Watt 91%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 36%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Weldon 55%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 73%
Paul Wellstone 83%
Robert Wexler 73%
Heather Wilson 67%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 70%
Albert Wynn 92%
Bill Young 55%

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