Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1993 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 22%
Richard Armey 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
William Baker 56%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 78%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 89%
Bill Barrett 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 78%
Anthony Beilenson 78%
Bob Bennett 44%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 78%
Tom Bevill 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 56%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Peter Blute 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
Bill Bradley 67%
John Breaux 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 78%
George Brown, Jr. 56%
Hank Brown 22%
Richard Bryan 89%
John Bryant 67%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 56%
Dan Burton 44%
Steve Buyer 56%
Robert Byrd 89%
Herbert Callahan 56%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 44%
Ben Campbell 78%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 78%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 67%
William Clay, Sr. 44%
Eva Clayton 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 56%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 44%
William Cohen 44%
Ronald Coleman 89%
Barbara-Rose Collins 56%
Cardiss Collins 44%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 22%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 78%
Jerry Costello 89%
Paul Coverdell 44%
Christopher Cox 44%
Larry Craig 44%
Robert Cramer 78%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 22%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Alfonse D'Amato 44%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 78%
E. Kika de la Garza 67%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
Thomas DeLay 11%
Ronald Dellums 78%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 67%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 78%
Julian Dixon 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 44%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Robert Dornan 44%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
Chet Edwards 78%
Bill Emerson 56%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 67%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 44%
Jim Exon 78%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 22%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
Cleo Fields 89%
Jack Fields, Jr. 22%
Bob Filner 89%
Floyd Flake 56%
Wendell Ford 89%
Tillie Fowler 56%
Barney Frank 67%
Gary Franks 78%
Robert Franks 44%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Sam Gejdenson 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Pete Geren 78%
Sam Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 78%
Benjamin Gilman 89%
Newt Gingrich 33%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 22%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 22%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
Judd Gregg 11%
Steven Gunderson 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 67%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 67%
Tony Hall 78%
Lee Hamilton 78%
Melton Hancock 22%
James Hansen 22%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 56%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
Mark Hatfield 56%
Joel Hefley 33%
W.G. Hefner 78%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 22%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 78%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 56%
Ernest Hollings 78%
Stephen Horn 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
Duncan Hunter 44%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 56%
Kay Hutchison 22%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 67%
William Jefferson 89%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
Nancy Johnson 44%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 22%
Harry Johnston 56%
J. Bennett Johnston 67%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 78%
Dirk Kempthorne 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 78%
Bob Kerrey 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 89%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 44%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 56%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Scott Klug 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 44%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 33%
Jon Kyl 44%
John LaFalce 78%
Tom Lantos 78%
Greg Laughlin 56%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Leach 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
Jerry Lewis 56%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Jim Lightfoot 44%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 78%
Robert Livingston 56%
Trent Lott, Sr. 44%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 78%
Dick Lugar 56%
Connie Mack 44%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 89%
Thomas Manton 44%
Don Manzullo 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 67%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Robert Matsui 78%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
Bill McCollum 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 56%
James McCrery III 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 78%
John McHugh 44%
Scott McInnis 44%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 44%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 67%
Carrie Meek 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 89%
Jan Meyers 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 44%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 78%
Dan Miller 33%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 67%
David Minge 67%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
John Moakley 78%
Susan Molinari 56%
Alan Mollohan 89%
G.V. Montgomery 78%
Carlos Moorhead 56%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 78%
Patrick Moynihan 78%
Frank Murkowski 44%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 56%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 78%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 78%
Don Nickles 22%
Sam Nunn 44%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 78%
John Olver 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Bill Orton 33%
Major Owens 78%
Michael Oxley 33%
Ronald Packard 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 89%
Mike Parker 78%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
William Paxon 11%
Donald Payne 67%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 67%
Clay Pell 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 78%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
Pete Peterson 67%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 44%
Owen Pickett 78%
Richard Pombo 56%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
John Edward Porter 56%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 22%
Glenn Poshard 78%
Larry Pressler 33%
David Pryor 100%
Jack Quinn 67%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Bill Richardson 67%
Charles Robb 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 56%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 89%
Timothy Roemer 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 44%
Charles Rose III 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
Toby Roth 33%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 78%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
Daniel Schaefer 33%
Steven Schiff 78%
Pat Schroeder 78%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 78%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 56%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
Christopher Shays 44%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 44%
Paul Simon 89%
Alan Simpson 44%
Norman Sisisky 67%
David Skaggs 78%
Joseph Skeen 67%
Ike Skelton 78%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 78%
Nick Smith 22%
Bob Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 22%
Arlen Specter 44%
Pete Stark 78%
Cliff Stearns 22%
Charles Stenholm 44%
Ted Stevens 56%
Gerry Studds 67%
Bob Stump 22%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 44%
William Tauzin 67%
Charles Taylor 44%
Gene Taylor 67%
Frank Tejeda 89%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 56%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 78%
Ray Thornton 89%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 56%
Peter Torkildsen 67%
Esteban Edward Torres 78%
Robert Torricelli 44%
Ed Towns 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 78%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 78%
Bruce Vento 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 78%
Harold Volkmer 78%
Barbara Vucanovich 56%
James Walsh 78%
John Warner 44%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
Mel Watt 67%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 67%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Pat Williams 89%
Charles Wilson 56%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 56%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
Albert Wynn 78%
Sidney Yates 67%
Bill Young 44%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
Bill Zeliff 44%
Richard Zimmer 33%

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