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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 89%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 38%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 89%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 44%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
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 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 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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