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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2007-2008 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
Gary Ackerman 100
Jason Altmire 100
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Max Baucus 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
Jeff Bingaman 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
Leonard Boswell 100
Rick Boucher 100
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
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
Robert Byrd 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 100
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
Travis Childers 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
Kent Conrad 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
Jerry Costello 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
Lincoln Davis 100
Bill Delahunt 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100
Byron Dorgan 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100
Chet Edwards 100
Brad Ellsworth 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
Bob Etheridge 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
Russ Feingold 100
Bob Filner 100
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100
Gabrielle Giffords 100
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Bart Gordon 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100
Baron Hill 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
Thomas Holden 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
Tim Johnson 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 100
Herb Kohl 100
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
Jim Marshall 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100
Brad Miller 100
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
Jack Murtha 100
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
Earl Pomeroy 100
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
Silvestre Reyes 100
Laura Richardson 100
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 100
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 100
Ken Salazar 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
Heath Shuler 100
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
Ike Skelton 100
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
Vic Snyder 100
Hilda Solis 100
Zack Space 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Bart Stupak 100
Betty Sutton 100
John Tanner 100
Gene Taylor 100
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
Diane Watson 100
Robert Wexler 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91
Evan Bayh 91
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91
Daniel Inouye 91
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 91
Blanche Lincoln 91
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 91
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91
Ben Nelson 91
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 91
Brian Baird 87
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 87
Dan Boren 87
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 87
Allen Boyd, Jr. 87
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 87
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 87
Ben Chandler III 87
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 87
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87
Artur Davis 87
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87

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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