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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 17%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 22%
George Allen 22%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 17%
Bob Bennett 22%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Tim Bishop 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 17%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 17%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 33%
Linc Chafee 44%
Saxby Chambliss 38%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Howard Coble 17%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 44%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 33%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 80%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 67%
John Dingell 60%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 43%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 38%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 40%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 78%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gerlach 33%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 33%
Judd Gregg 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Charles Hagel 56%
Ralph Hall 33%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 17%
Doc Hastings 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 83%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 20%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Jack Kingston 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 40%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 44%
James Leach 83%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 44%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 67%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 83%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Buck McKeon 50%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 67%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 89%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
James Nussle 33%

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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