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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
Cass Ballenger 56%
James Barcia 89%
Robert 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%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 44%
John Chafee 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 89%
Michael Collins 11%
Larry Combest 56%
Gary Condit 88%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 56%
John Cooksey 56%
Jerry Costello 88%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 22%
William Coyne 67%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 56%
Randall Cunningham 71%
Patsy Ann Danner 78%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 89%
Thomas Davis III 44%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 25%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 33%
Norm Dicks 89%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 56%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 56%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 56%
Russ Feingold 60%
Bob Filner 89%
Mark Foley 67%
Michael Patrick Forbes 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
Tillie Fowler 57%
Barney Frank 63%
Robert Franks 33%
William Frist 40%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 67%
John Ganske 56%
Sam Gejdenson 89%
George Gekas 44%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Benjamin Gilman 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
William Goodling 44%
Bart Gordon 78%
Slade Gorton 40%
Porter Goss 14%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 60%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 56%
Tony Hall 67%
James Hansen 44%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 44%
Rick Hill 89%
Van Hilleary 56%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 22%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 78%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 88%
Kenny Hulshof 44%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Asa Hutchinson 38%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 40%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 25%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 67%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 67%
Christopher John 78%
Nancy Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Sue Kelly 56%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 78%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Ronald Klink 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 44%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 56%
Jon Kyl 22%
John LaFalce 67%
Ray LaHood 67%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 89%
Stephen Largent 22%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 56%
James Leach 89%
Jerry Lewis 56%
Ron Lewis 56%
Joe Lieberman 90%
John Linder 33%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 56%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
William Luther 78%
Connie Mack 30%
James Maloney 67%
Don Manzullo 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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