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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Evan Bayh 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 89%
Ben Nelson 89%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 89%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
Rob Andrews 83%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
Leonard Boswell 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
Lane Evans 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
Thomas Holden 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
James Leach 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
Robert Matsui 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
John Olver 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
Steve Rothman 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bart Stupak 83%
Gene Taylor 83%
Ed Towns 83%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Donald Payne 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Thomas Allen 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
Hillary Clinton 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Norm Dicks 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
William Jefferson 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Jim Marshall 67%
Brad Miller 67%
Jack Murtha 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
Todd Platts 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
Ike Skelton 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 62%
Lincoln Davis 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 60%
Christopher Shays 60%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 56%
Rodney Alexander 50%

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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