Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2007-2008 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 54
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 66
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 87
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 91
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 75
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 12
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 87
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 87
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 25
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 25
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 87
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 87
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 50
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 87
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 12
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 87
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 87
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 12
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 14
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 87
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 85
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 87
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 83
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 72
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 12
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 40
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 71
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 87
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 85
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 66
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 66
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 62
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 12
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 16
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 85
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 91
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 100
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 87
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 62
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 75
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 91
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 37
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 87
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 75
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 100
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100
IN Governor Mike Pence R 12
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 66
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 37
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 70
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 87
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 91
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 66
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 87
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 87
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 87
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 87
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 91
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 16
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 87
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 91
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 83
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 62
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 62
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 87
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 91
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 62
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 87
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 25
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 91
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 62
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 87
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 66
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 91
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 41
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 85
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 12
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 12
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 37
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 75
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 37
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 12
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 87
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 87
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 25
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 87
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 12
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 87
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 87
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 85
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 87
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 87
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 12
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 60
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 12
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 62
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 22
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 75
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 71
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 87
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 83
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 57
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 62
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 87
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 25
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 12
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 75
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 41
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 45
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 12
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 83
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 58
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 58
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 12
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 25
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 54
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 87
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 75
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 12
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 62
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 75
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 87
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 75
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 37
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 87
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 87
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 66
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 87
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 58
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 42
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 42
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 80
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 87
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 87
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 91
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 66
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 37
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 62
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 87
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 37
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 50
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 12
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 87
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 60
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 75
Gary Ackerman 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 75
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 85
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Brian Baird 87
J. Gresham Barrett 12
Roscoe Bartlett 75
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 91
Melissa Bean 25
Bob Bennett 16
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 100
Judy Biggert 12
Brian Bilbray 37
Jeff Bingaman 100
Kit Bond 72
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75
Mary Bono Mack 85
Dan Boren 87
Leonard Boswell 100
Rick Boucher 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 87
Henry Brown, Jr. 62
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
Jim Bunning 41
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 62
Robert Byrd 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 100
Mike Castle 37
Ben Chandler III 87
Travis Childers 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Kent Conrad 100
Jerry Costello 100
Artur Davis 87
Geoff Davis 62
Lincoln Davis 100
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
Byron Dorgan 100
David Dreier 0
Chet Edwards 100
Vern Ehlers 37
Brad Ellsworth 100
Jo Ann Emerson 85
John Ensign 8
Bob Etheridge 100
Russ Feingold 100
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 87
Elton Gallegly 87
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Bart Gordon 100
Judd Gregg 9
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 50
Wally Herger, Jr. 75
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Paul Hodes 87
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 100
Kay Hutchison 58
Bob Inglis, Sr. 12
Daniel Inouye 91
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87
Tim Johnson 100
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 100
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 75
Jon Kyl 0
Steve LaTourette 75
Frank Lautenberg 75
Jerry Lewis 12
Joe Lieberman 75
Blanche Lincoln 91
John Linder 12
Dick Lugar 8
Dan Lungren 14
Connie Mack IV 14
Don Manzullo 62
Jim Marshall 100
Melquiades Martinez 50
Thaddeus McCotter 75
John McHugh 87
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 50
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Patrick Murphy 87
Jack Murtha 100
Sue Myrick 14
Ben Nelson 91
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 87
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 85
Todd Platts 75
Earl Pomeroy 100
George Radanovich 62
Denny Rehberg 75
Silvestre Reyes 100
Laura Richardson 100
Ciro Rodriguez 87
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 100
Jean Schmidt 14
Joe Sestak, Jr. 87
John Shadegg 12
Heath Shuler 100
Ike Skelton 100
Olympia Snowe 58
Vic Snyder 100
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 85
Zack Space 100
Arlen Specter 66
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 37
Cliff Stearns 25
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 42
Betty Sutton 100
John Tanner 100
Ellen Tauscher 75
Gene Taylor 100
Todd Tiahrt 42
Ed Towns 87
George Voinovich 8
Zach Wamp 25
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 87
Jim Webb, Jr. 81
Anthony Weiner 75
Robert Wexler 100
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 87
Bill Young 25

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