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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 56%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 78%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 44%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 56%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 22%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 38%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 56%
Bill Archer 11%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 40%
Spencer Bachus 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
Cass Ballenger 56%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 22%
Bill Barrett 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 22%
Herbert Bateman 57%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 78%
Douglas Bereuter 89%
Howard Berman 78%
Marion Berry 67%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 67%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 44%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 56%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
John Breaux 80%
George Brown, Jr. 89%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 56%
Jim Bunning 56%
Conrad Burns 80%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Dave Camp 56%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 44%
John Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 56%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 89%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 33%
Michael Collins 11%

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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