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Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 43%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 30%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 12%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 30%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 30%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 30%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 30%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 30%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 70%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 40%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
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 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 30%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 78%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 38%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 30%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 70%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 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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