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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 16%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 66%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 66%
Judy Biggert 0%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Kit Bond 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 16%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 66%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 66%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 66%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 83%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 16%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 16%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Terry Everett 16%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 66%
Judd Gregg 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 16%
Dick Lugar 16%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 16%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 83%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 16%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 66%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
Ron Paul 66%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 16%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 16%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 16%
Ralph Regula 16%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 66%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Jim Saxton 16%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 66%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 66%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 40%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 16%
John Sununu 0%
Tom Tancredo 16%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%

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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