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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2007-2008 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100
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
Michele Bachmann 25
Spencer Bachus 50
Brian Baird 87
J. Gresham Barrett 12
John Barrow 85
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
Tim Bishop 87
Kit Bond 72
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75
Mary Bono Mack 85
Dan Boren 87
Leonard Boswell 100
Rick Boucher 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 87
Bruce Braley 100
Paul Broun 16
Henry Brown, Jr. 62
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
Jim Bunning 41
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 62
Robert Byrd 100
Dave Camp 62
John Campbell III 0
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 100
Mike Castle 37
Saxby Chambliss 66
Ben Chandler III 87
Travis Childers 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Howard Coble 50
Thomas Coburn 22
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
John Dingell 87
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
Jim Gerlach 57
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Phil Gingrey 50
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Bart Gordon 100
Judd Gregg 9
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 75
Phil Hare 100
Tom Harkin 100
Jane Harman 50
Doc Hastings 75
Wally Herger, Jr. 75
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Paul Hodes 87
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 100
Rush Holt, Jr. 87
Kay Hutchison 58
Bob Inglis, Sr. 12
Daniel Inouye 91
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87
Tim Johnson 100
Timothy Johnson 100
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 62
Ron Klein 100
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 75
Jon Kyl 0
Mary Landrieu 91
Tom Latham 87
Steve LaTourette 75
Frank Lautenberg 75
Carl Levin 91
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
Jim Matheson 42
Carolyn McCarthy 87
Thaddeus McCotter 75
John McHugh 87
Mike McIntyre 100
Buck McKeon 0
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75
Mike Michaud 87
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 87
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 50
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 87
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
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 85
Tom Petri 12
Todd Platts 75
Earl Pomeroy 100
Mark Pryor 91
George Radanovich 62
Nick Rahall II 100
Denny Rehberg 75
Silvestre Reyes 100
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 100
Ciro Rodriguez 87
Mike Rogers 62
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 100
Jean Schmidt 14
Allyson Schwartz 87
José Serrano 87
Joe Sestak, Jr. 87
John Shadegg 12
Carol Shea-Porter 100
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
Lee Terry 37
Todd Tiahrt 42
John Tierney 87
Ed Towns 87
Mark Udall 100
George Voinovich 8

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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