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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 63%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 63%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 88%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boccieri 88%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 25%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 88%
Mike Castle 25%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 50%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 88%
Mark Critz 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 88%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Charles Djou 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 83%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 88%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 88%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 75%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 38%
Dennis Kucinich 63%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 0%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Eric Massa 40%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 38%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 63%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 38%
Harry Mitchell 63%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 86%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 67%
Glenn Nye III 38%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Bill Owens 83%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 88%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Mark Pryor 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 88%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
Mike Rogers 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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