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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2007-2008 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
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
Eric Cantor 0
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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 87
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100

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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