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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1994 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
John Glenn 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Major Owens 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 89%
Max Baucus 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
Richard Bryan 89%
Robert Byrd 89%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 89%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Wendell Ford 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 89%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Ronald Klink 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
Alan Mollohan 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
Louis Stokes 89%
Bruce Vento 89%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Tony Hall 88%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
John LaFalce 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
William Lipinski 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
Dave Obey 88%
Owen Pickett 88%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
Pete Stark 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
Ed Towns 86%
Sidney Yates 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
Ron Lewis 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 83%
Rob Andrews 78%
Henry Scott Baesler 78%
James Barcia 78%
Howard Berman 78%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
Ben Campbell 78%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
William Coyne 78%
Robert Cramer 78%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Thomas Daschle 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 78%
Julian Dixon 78%
Calvin Dooley 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
Chet Edwards 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elizabeth Furse 78%
Sam Gejdenson 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Paul Gillmor 78%
William Goodling 78%
Lee Hamilton 78%
Ernest Hollings 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 78%
Scott Klug 78%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
Robert Matsui 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 78%
Paul McHale 78%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
John Moakley 78%
Carol Moseley Braun 78%
Patrick Moynihan 78%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
Jim Oberstar 78%
John Olver 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Mike Parker 78%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 78%
Glenn Poshard 78%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
David Skaggs 78%
Ike Skelton 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 78%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Esteban Edward Torres 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 78%
James Walsh 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 78%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Robert Clement 75%
Gary Condit 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
Jay Dickey 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
Matthew Martinez 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
Donald Payne 75%
Jack Quinn 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Bill Barrett 67%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Henry Bonilla 67%
John Breaux 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 67%
Eva Clayton 67%
Terry Everett 67%
Harris Fawell 67%
Barney Frank 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Henry Gonzalez 67%
Bart Gordon 67%
Daniel Graham 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
Jane Harman 67%
Stephen Horn 67%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%

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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