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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 27%
Henry Scott Baesler 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 47%
James Barcia 87%
Bob Barr, Jr. 27%
Bill Barrett 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 43%
Max Baucus 87%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 67%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 47%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 53%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Rick Boucher 87%
John Breaux 73%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 57%
Dale Bumpers 93%
Jim Bunning 53%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 46%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 93%
Herbert Callahan 36%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 27%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 47%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 33%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 43%
Jon Lynn Christensen 33%
William Clay, Sr. 71%
Eva Clayton 93%
Robert Clement 80%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 53%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
Paul Coverdell 27%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 67%
Larry Craig 27%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 20%
Barbara Cubin 53%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
Patsy Ann Danner 73%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Jay Dickey 38%
Norm Dicks 83%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 93%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 43%
Calvin Dooley 87%
John Doolittle 53%
Byron Dorgan 93%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 27%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 27%
Lane Evans 87%
Terry Everett 47%
Thomas Ewing 53%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 40%
Harris Fawell 33%
Victor Fazio 93%
Russ Feingold 73%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 47%
Michael Patrick Forbes 31%
Harold Ford, Sr. 83%
Wendell Ford 87%
Tillie Fowler 40%
Jon David Fox 43%
Barney Frank 67%
Robert Franks 33%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 87%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
John Ganske 47%
Sam Gejdenson 73%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 47%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 87%
Henry Gonzalez 87%
William Goodling 27%
Bart Gordon 87%
Slade Gorton 20%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 33%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 47%
Gilbert Gutknecht 53%
Tony Hall 73%
Lee Hamilton 60%
James Hansen 33%
Jane Harman 69%
J. Dennis Hastert 47%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 40%
W.G. Hefner 87%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 47%
Van Hilleary 40%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
Maurice Hinchey 73%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 87%
Ernest Hollings 93%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
Duncan Hunter 47%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
Nancy Johnson 53%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Sue Kelly 27%
Dirk Kempthorne 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 73%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Patrick Kennedy 60%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 79%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 40%
Gerald Kleczka 93%
Ronald Klink 67%
Scott Klug 47%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 43%
Jon Kyl 13%
John LaFalce 73%
Ray LaHood 53%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Rick Lazio 23%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Ron Lewis 53%
Joe Lieberman 73%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 80%
Robert Livingston 43%
Trent Lott, Sr. 29%
Dick Lugar 13%
William Luther 73%
Connie Mack 21%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 27%
Matthew Martinez 87%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 93%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 47%

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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