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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Howard Berman 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Jane Harman 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
John LaFalce 100%
William Lipinski 100%
Paul McHale 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
David Minge 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
David Skaggs 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
Peter Deutsch 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
John Glenn 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Tony Hall 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Jack Murtha 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
Dave Obey 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Timothy Roemer 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
Mel Watt 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Albert Wynn 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Norm Dicks 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
Tom Lantos 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
Martin Meehan 89%
Carrie Meek 89%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Bart Stupak 89%
Sidney Yates 89%
John Moakley 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Richard Bryan 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
Gary Condit 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
William Coyne 80%
Robert Cramer 80%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
Calvin Dooley 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Bob Filner 80%
Wendell Ford 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
Lee Hamilton 80%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
William Jefferson 80%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Ronald Klink 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
William Luther 80%
Matthew Martinez 80%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
Constance Morella 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
Charles Robb 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
Charles Stenholm 80%
John Tanner 80%
Gene Taylor 80%
Karen Thurman 80%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
Bob Wise, Jr. 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
William Clay, Sr. 78%
Harold Ford, Sr. 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Henry Gonzalez 78%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 78%
Norman Sisisky 78%
Louis Stokes 78%
Lynn Woolsey 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
James Barcia 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 70%
John Breaux 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chris Dodd 70%
Chet Edwards 70%
Lane Evans 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
Barney Frank 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
Thomas Holden 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
Frank Lautenberg 70%
Thomas Manton 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 70%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Major Owens 70%
Donald Payne 70%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
Owen Pickett 70%
Glenn Poshard 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 70%
Paul Sarbanes 70%
Jim Saxton 70%
Ike Skelton 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
Ed Towns 70%
James Traficant, Jr. 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 67%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 67%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Robert Byrd 60%

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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