Rating Group: National Farmers Organization

1991-1992 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 70%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 60%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 70%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 63%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 70%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 63%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 70%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 70%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 70%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 60%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 70%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 70%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 38%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 63%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 30%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 63%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 50%
Bill Barrett 50%
Herbert Bateman 40%
Max Baucus 70%
Anthony Beilenson 40%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 60%
Tom Bevill 70%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 40%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Rick Boucher 70%
Bill Bradley 30%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 60%
Hank Brown 50%
Richard Bryan 70%
John Bryant 60%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 40%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Ben Campbell 70%
John Chafee 30%
William Clay, Sr. 70%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 50%
Barbara-Rose Collins 63%
Cardiss Collins 70%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 10%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 30%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Thomas Daschle 90%
E. Kika de la Garza 80%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Ronald Dellums 70%
Norm Dicks 50%
Julian Dixon 60%
Chris Dodd 80%
Robert Dole 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 38%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 20%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 75%
Bill Emerson 60%
Lane Evans 80%
Thomas Ewing 67%
Jim Exon 80%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 60%
Jack Fields, Jr. 20%
Floyd Flake 50%
Wendell Ford 60%
Barney Frank 70%
Gary Franks 0%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Sam Gejdenson 70%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Pete Geren 40%
Sam Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 70%
Newt Gingrich 30%
John Glenn 70%
Henry Gonzalez 60%
Albert Gore, Jr. 70%
Slade Gorton 40%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 60%
William Phillip Gramm 30%
Steven Gunderson 60%
Tony Hall 60%
Lee Hamilton 50%
Melton Hancock 30%
James Hansen 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 30%
Mark Hatfield 30%
Joel Hefley 30%
W.G. Hefner 50%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 70%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 70%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
Nancy Johnson 20%
Harry Johnston 70%
J. Bennett Johnston 60%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Joseph Kennedy II 60%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 40%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Dale Kildee 80%
Gerald Kleczka 60%
Scott Klug 63%
Herb Kohl 70%
James Kolbe 30%
Jon Kyl 30%
John LaFalce 60%
Tom Lantos 70%
Greg Laughlin 60%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Jim Lightfoot 40%
William Lipinski 90%
Robert Livingston 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 30%
Dick Lugar 30%
Connie Mack 50%
Thomas Manton 70%
Matthew Martinez 60%
Robert Matsui 60%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 30%
Michael McNulty 70%
Jan Meyers 40%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
John Moakley 70%
Susan Molinari 10%
Alan Mollohan 60%
G.V. Montgomery 70%
Carlos Moorhead 20%
Constance Morella 40%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Don Nickles 40%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Bill Orton 50%
Major Owens 70%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ronald Packard 30%
Mike Parker 80%
William Paxon 40%
Donald Payne 70%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 60%
Clay Pell 50%
Pete Peterson 75%
Owen Pickett 40%
John Edward Porter 30%
Glenn Poshard 90%
Larry Pressler 50%
David Pryor 40%
James Ramstad 25%
Bill Richardson 80%
Charles Robb 50%
Timothy Roemer 75%
Charles Rose III 60%
Toby Roth 50%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Marge Roukema 30%
Martin Olav Sabo 70%
Paul Sarbanes 70%
Jim Saxton 20%
Daniel Schaefer 40%
Steven Schiff 40%
Pat Schroeder 60%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 30%
Paul Simon 70%
Alan Simpson 30%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 60%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 80%
Bob Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 60%
Arlen Specter 70%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 30%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 30%
Gerry Studds 70%
Bob Stump 20%
William Tauzin 30%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 50%
Ray Thornton 75%
Strom Thurmond 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 60%
Ed Towns 80%
Bruce Vento 70%
Harold Volkmer 80%
Barbara Vucanovich 40%
James Walsh 30%
John Warner 30%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Pat Williams 80%
Charles Wilson 40%
Bob Wise, Jr. 70%
Sidney Yates 50%
Bill Young 30%
Bill Zeliff 25%
Richard Zimmer 13%

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