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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 30%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 30%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 78%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 20%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 22%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 30%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 70%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
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%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
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 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%
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%
Ben Campbell 11%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 30%
William Clay, Sr. 78%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 80%
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%

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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