Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1994 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 78%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 88%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 44%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 78%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 44%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 44%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 44%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 63%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 78%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 22%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 56%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 78%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 56%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 56%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 75%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 78%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 78%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 44%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 89%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 78%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 89%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 78%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 89%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 63%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 78%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 56%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 78%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 78%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 78%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 22%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 89%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 78%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 89%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 22%
Richard Armey 33%
Spencer Bachus 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 38%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 78%
Bill Barrett 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 89%
Bob Bennett 44%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 78%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
John Breaux 67%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
Richard Bryan 89%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 56%
Dan Burton 44%
Steve Buyer 56%
Robert Byrd 89%
Herbert Callahan 56%
Dave Camp 50%
Ben Campbell 78%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 67%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 67%
Robert Clement 75%
Howard Coble 33%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 22%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 89%
Paul Coverdell 44%
Christopher Cox 44%
William Coyne 78%
Larry Craig 44%
Robert Cramer 78%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Alfonse D'Amato 44%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Thomas DeLay 11%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 78%
John Dingell 78%
Julian Dixon 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 38%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 22%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Wendell Ford 89%
Tillie Fowler 56%
Barney Frank 67%
Robert Franks 44%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elizabeth Furse 78%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Sam Gejdenson 78%
George Gekas 56%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 78%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Newt Gingrich 38%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 67%
William Goodling 78%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 29%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 11%
Ralph Hall 67%
Tony Hall 88%
Lee Hamilton 78%
James Hansen 22%
Tom Harkin 89%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 38%
Joel Hefley 33%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 56%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 78%
Stephen Horn 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Duncan Hunter 44%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 56%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 44%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
Nancy Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
Dirk Kempthorne 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 78%
Bob Kerrey 56%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 44%
Jack Kingston 56%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Ronald Klink 89%
Scott Klug 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 44%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 33%
Jon Kyl 44%
John LaFalce 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Leach 67%
Carl Levin 89%
Jerry Lewis 56%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 88%
Robert Livingston 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 44%
Dick Lugar 56%
Connie Mack 44%
Thomas Manton 57%
Don Manzullo 33%
Matthew Martinez 75%
Robert Matsui 78%
Bill McCollum 33%
James McCrery III 67%
Joseph McDade 56%
Paul McHale 78%
John McHugh 44%
Buck McKeon 44%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 67%
Carrie Meek 67%
Dan Miller 33%
George Miller 86%
David Minge 67%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 78%
Alan Mollohan 89%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 78%
Patrick Moynihan 78%
Frank Murkowski 44%
Jack Murtha 63%
Don Nickles 22%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 33%
Ronald Packard 33%
Mike Parker 78%
Ed Pastor 67%
William Paxon 11%
Donald Payne 75%
Tom Petri 44%
Owen Pickett 88%
Richard Pombo 56%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
John Edward Porter 56%
Glenn Poshard 78%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Jack Quinn 75%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 67%
Charles Robb 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 89%
Timothy Roemer 67%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Marge Roukema 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
Rick Santorum 38%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
Daniel Schaefer 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
Christopher Shays 44%
E.G. Shuster 33%
Norman Sisisky 67%
David Skaggs 78%
Joseph Skeen 67%
Ike Skelton 78%
Nick Smith 25%
Robert Smith 20%
Bob Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 22%
Arlen Specter 44%
Floyd Spence 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 22%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 56%
Louis Stokes 89%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 22%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 50%
John Tanner 67%
William Tauzin 67%
Charles Taylor 44%
Gene Taylor 67%
William Thomas 56%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 56%
Esteban Edward Torres 78%
Robert Torricelli 57%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
Bruce Vento 89%
James Walsh 78%
John Warner 44%
Mel Watt 67%
Henry Waxman 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 56%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
Albert Wynn 88%
Sidney Yates 86%
Bill Young 44%

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