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Rating Group: National Council of Agricultural Employers

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 66%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 44%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 66%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 66%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 55%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 77%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 44%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 44%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 66%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 44%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 66%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 55%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 33%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 66%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 66%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 55%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 44%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 66%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Wayne Allard 44%
Max Baucus 77%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 55%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Kit Bond 44%
Jim Bunning 33%
Robert Byrd 33%
Hillary Clinton 66%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 77%
Larry Craig 88%
James DeMint 44%
Chris Dodd 66%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 77%
Byron Dorgan 44%
John Ensign 44%
Russ Feingold 66%
Judd Gregg 55%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Daniel Inouye 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Jon Kyl 55%
Frank Lautenberg 66%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 66%
Melquiades Martinez 88%
Ben Nelson 44%
Ken Salazar 62%
Gordon Smith 66%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Arlen Specter 75%
Ted Stevens 71%
John Sununu 37%
George Voinovich 88%
John Warner 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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