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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Farm Bureau

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 39%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 19%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 39%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 31%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 94%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 31%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 39%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 31%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 31%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 19%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 19%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 81%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 56%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 22%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 19%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 61%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 94%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 72%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 31%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 19%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 19%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 44%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 69%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 19%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 38%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 31%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 81%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 56%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 69%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 39%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 31%

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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