Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 89%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 62%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 67%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 67%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 33%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 17%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 38%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 25%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 44%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 89%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 44%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 60%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 83%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 67%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 80%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 67%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 17%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 44%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 67%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 44%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 44%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 25%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 78%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 83%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 22%
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%
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%
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%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 17%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 67%
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%
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 Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 33%
Judd Gregg 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 17%
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%
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%
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%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 40%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 44%
James Leach 83%
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%
Robert Matsui 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 67%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 80%
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%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 25%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 83%
Jim Ryun 17%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 11%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 17%
John Shadegg 17%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 33%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 67%
Gordon Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 12%
John Sweeney 17%
James Talent 44%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 83%
Craig Thomas 22%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 22%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 17%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 83%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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