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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Organization

1991-1992 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
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%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
Herbert Bateman 40%
Max Baucus 70%
Anthony Beilenson 40%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 60%
Tom Bevill 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 38%
Kit Bond 40%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 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%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 63%
Ben Campbell 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
John Chafee 30%
William Clay, Sr. 70%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 50%
Barbara-Rose Collins 63%
Cardiss Collins 70%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 70%
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%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 63%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Ronald Dellums 70%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
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%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
Chet Edwards 75%
Bill Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 70%
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%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
Steven Gunderson 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Tony Hall 60%
Lee Hamilton 50%
Melton Hancock 30%
James Hansen 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 30%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
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%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 70%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 70%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
Nancy Johnson 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
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%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 60%
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%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 70%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Jim Lightfoot 40%
William Lipinski 90%
Robert Livingston 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 70%
Dick Lugar 30%
Connie Mack 50%
Thomas Manton 70%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 70%
Matthew Martinez 60%
Robert Matsui 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
James McCrery III 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
Michael McNulty 70%
Jan Meyers 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
John Moakley 70%
Susan Molinari 10%
Alan Mollohan 60%
G.V. Montgomery 70%
Carlos Moorhead 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 63%
Constance Morella 40%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 20%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
Don Nickles 40%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%

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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