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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1994 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 22%
Richard Armey 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 38%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 78%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 89%
Bill Barrett 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Bob Bennett 44%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
Richard Bryan 89%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 56%
Dan Burton 44%
Steve Buyer 56%
Robert Byrd 89%
Herbert Callahan 56%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Ben Campbell 78%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 67%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 67%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 44%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 22%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Jerry Costello 89%
Paul Coverdell 44%
Christopher Cox 44%
William Coyne 78%
Larry Craig 44%
Robert Cramer 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Alfonse D'Amato 44%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
Thomas DeLay 11%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 78%
Julian Dixon 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 38%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
William Goodling 78%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
Tony Hall 88%
Lee Hamilton 78%
James Hansen 22%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 38%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 44%
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%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
Duncan Hunter 44%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 56%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 44%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
Nancy Johnson 44%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 22%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 56%
Dirk Kempthorne 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 78%
Bob Kerrey 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 89%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 44%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 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%

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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