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Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 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%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 70%
John Breaux 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 22%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 30%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
Ben Campbell 11%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
John Chafee 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 30%
William Clay, Sr. 78%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 13%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Randall Cunningham 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
Lane Evans 70%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 30%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
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%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 30%
Daniel Graham 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
William Phillip Gramm 22%
Rodney Grams 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 30%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 80%
James Hansen 30%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 30%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 22%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 11%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Jesse Helms 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 30%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 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%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
Duncan Hunter 20%

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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