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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 83%
Howard Coble 50%
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%
John Dingell 92%
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%
Charles Hagel 67%
Ralph Hall 58%
Tony Hall 92%
James Hansen 60%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 42%
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%
Joseph Hoeffel 92%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 42%
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%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Jack Kingston 50%
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%
Mary Landrieu 91%
Tom Lantos 92%
Stephen Largent 42%
Tom Latham 67%
Steve LaTourette 78%
James Leach 75%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 36%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Ken Lucas 55%
Dick Lugar 58%
William Luther 83%
James Maloney 60%
Don Manzullo 33%
Frank Mascara 92%
Robert Matsui 92%
Carolyn McCarthy 83%
Karen McCarthy 91%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 67%
Mike McIntyre 83%
Buck McKeon 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 42%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 73%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 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%
Ed Pastor 92%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 58%
Tom Petri 50%
David Phelps 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 67%
Richard Pombo 58%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
Deborah Pryce 60%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 42%
Nick Rahall II 73%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 50%

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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