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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Lane Evans 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Major Owens 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 92%
Evan Bayh 92%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
David Edward Bonior 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
Byron Dorgan 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
Tony Hall 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Dale Kildee 92%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Tom Lantos 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
Frank Mascara 92%
Robert Matsui 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
Ted Strickland 92%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
Albert Wynn 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
Karen McCarthy 91%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
John Moakley 90%
Donald Payne 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
Howard Berman 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
Michael McNulty 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
William Jefferson 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
Thomas Allen 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
James Barcia 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
Conrad Burns 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Eva Clayton 83%
Robert Clement 83%
Gary Condit 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
James Davis 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Edwards 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
William Luther 83%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 83%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
Robert William Ney 83%
John Olver 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
David Phelps 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 83%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
Steve Rothman 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 83%
Jim Saxton 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
Ronnie Shows 83%
Karen Thurman 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
Ed Towns 83%
James Turner 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Paul Wellstone 83%
Rick Boucher 82%
Julia Carson 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 82%
Pete Stark 82%
William Coyne 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
William Lipinski 80%
Gene Taylor 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
Steve LaTourette 78%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 75%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 75%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 75%
Leonard Boswell 75%
John Breaux 75%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Cramer 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Peter Deutsch 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
Calvin Dooley 75%
Chet Edwards 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Barney Frank 75%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Bart Gordon 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
Stephen Horn 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
Christopher John 75%
Patrick Kennedy 75%

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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