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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Agricultural Employers

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
George Voinovich 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
Hillary Clinton 80%
Norm Coleman 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
Dick Lugar 80%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
Ben Nelson 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
Gordon Smith 80%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Warner 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
Todd Akin 66%
Rodney Alexander 66%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 66%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Melissa Bean 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 66%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 66%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 66%
Dan Boren 66%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 66%
Henry Brown, Jr. 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 66%
Dan Burton 66%
Steve Buyer 66%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 66%
Chris Cannon 66%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 66%
Mike Castle 66%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
Jerry Costello 66%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 66%
Barbara Cubin 66%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 66%
Artur Davis 66%
Geoff Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
John Doolittle 66%
Thelma Drake 66%
David Dreier 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
Philip English 66%
Terry Everett 66%
Michael Ferguson 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
Elton Gallegly 66%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 66%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 66%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 66%
Bart Gordon 66%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
Jane Harman 66%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 66%
Robert Hayes 66%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 66%
Wally Herger, Jr. 66%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66%
David Lee Hobson 66%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 66%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 66%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 66%
Tim Johnson 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 66%
Ric Keller 66%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 66%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 66%
Joseph Knollenberg 66%
John Kuhl, Jr. 66%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 66%
Steve LaTourette 66%
Jerry Lewis 66%
Ron Lewis 66%
John Linder 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
Dan Lungren 66%
Connie Mack IV 66%
Don Manzullo 66%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 66%
Jim Marshall 66%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 66%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
James McCrery III 66%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
John McHugh 66%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 66%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 66%
Alan Mollohan 66%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 66%
Marilyn Musgrave 66%
Sue Myrick 66%

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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