Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 30%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 70%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 80%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 30%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 70%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 70%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 30%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Dan Coats R 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 30%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 30%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 78%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 22%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 33%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 70%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 30%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 89%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 89%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 20%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 11%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 30%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 78%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett N/A 90%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 30%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 30%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Rick Boucher 80%
John Breaux 70%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 22%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 30%
Dave Camp 30%
Ben Campbell 11%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 30%
Saxby Chambliss 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 30%
William Clay, Sr. 78%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 80%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 13%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Randall Cunningham 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 90%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 25%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 20%
Lane Evans 70%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 30%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 80%
Mark Foley 30%
Michael Patrick Forbes 30%
Harold Ford, Sr. 78%
Wendell Ford 80%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 30%
Barney Frank 70%
Robert Franks 30%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 30%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 90%
Henry Gonzalez 78%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 30%
Daniel Graham 56%
William Phillip Gramm 22%
Rodney Grams 40%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
Ralph Hall 40%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 80%
James Hansen 30%
Tom Harkin 90%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 30%
Doc Hastings 22%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 11%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Jesse Helms 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 30%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 63%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 30%
Henry Hyde 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
Nancy Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 40%
Dirk Kempthorne 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 70%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Jay Kim 30%
Jack Kingston 30%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 80%
Scott Klug 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 20%
Jon Kyl 33%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 40%
Tom Lantos 89%
Stephen Largent 20%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 70%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 40%
Carl Levin 67%
Jerry Lewis 30%
Ron Lewis 30%
Joe Lieberman 60%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 22%
Dick Lugar 30%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 30%
Thomas Manton 70%
Don Manzullo 20%
Matthew Martinez 80%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 20%
James McCrery III 20%
Joseph McDade 33%
Paul McHale 100%
John McHugh 40%
David McIntosh 22%
Buck McKeon 30%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 67%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 89%
Carrie Meek 89%
Jack Metcalf 22%
Dan Miller 20%
George Miller 90%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 70%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Constance Morella 80%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 90%
Sue Myrick 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 30%
Mark Neumann 20%
Robert William Ney 30%
Don Nickles 22%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 30%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Major Owens 70%
Michael Oxley 30%
Ronald Packard 20%
Mike Parker 30%
Ed Pastor 80%
William Paxon 20%
Donald Payne 70%
Tom Petri 30%
Owen Pickett 70%
Richard Pombo 30%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
John Edward Porter 40%
Glenn Poshard 70%
Deborah Pryce 30%
Jack Quinn 44%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 80%
James Ramstad 30%
Ralph Regula 30%
Frank Riggs 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 70%
Timothy Roemer 90%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Marge Roukema 60%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 70%
Jim Saxton 70%
Joe Scarborough 30%
Daniel Schaefer 20%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 30%
E.G. Shuster 44%
Norman Sisisky 78%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 30%
Ike Skelton 70%
Linda Smith 20%
Nick Smith 33%
Bob Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 30%
Mark Souder 20%
Arlen Specter 30%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 30%
Charles Stenholm 80%
Ted Stevens 30%
Louis Stokes 78%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 89%
James Talent 10%
John Tanner 80%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 80%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 30%
Fred Thompson 40%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 70%
James Traficant, Jr. 70%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 20%
Mel Watt 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 25%
Henry Waxman 90%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 44%
Gerald Weller 30%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Rick White 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 80%
Frank Wolf 50%
Lynn Woolsey 78%
Albert Wynn 90%
Sidney Yates 89%
Bill Young 33%

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