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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%

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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