Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 33%
Richard Armey 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 33%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
Charlie Bass 67%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Rod Blagojevich 67%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 17%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 33%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
Dan Burton 83%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Ben Campbell 83%
Chris Cannon 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
Julia Carson 50%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 83%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
Eva Clayton 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
Robert Clement 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
Michael Collins 80%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 83%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 33%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 17%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
Thomas DeLay 83%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Norm Dicks 67%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 17%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 33%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
John Edwards 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
Philip English 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
Russ Feingold 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 17%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 83%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elton Gallegly 83%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 17%
Jim Gibbons 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 83%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
Mark Green 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Tony Hall 33%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 67%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 67%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 33%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 33%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Stephen Horn 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 83%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 67%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
Daniel Inouye 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 83%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 83%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
Nancy Johnson 83%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 83%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 67%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
Tom Lantos 33%
Stephen Largent 83%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 80%
James Leach 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 33%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 83%
William Lipinski 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Ken Lucas 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
James Maloney 40%
Don Manzullo 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 67%
Karen McCarthy 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 17%
John McHugh 100%
Scott McInnis 83%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 33%
Carrie Meek 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Dan Miller 83%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 83%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 17%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 83%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
Constance Morella 67%
Frank Murkowski 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 67%
Don Nickles 67%
Anne Northup 83%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 60%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 67%
David Phelps 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 83%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 83%
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 67%
James Ramstad 67%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
Ralph Regula 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Bob Riley 83%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Timothy Roemer 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 83%
Steve Rothman 17%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 83%
Jim Ryun 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 33%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 75%
Robert Schaffer 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 83%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 83%
Christopher Shays 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 17%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
Ronnie Shows 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 40%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 67%
Floyd Spence 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sununu 67%
John Sweeney 100%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
William Tauzin 83%
Charles Taylor 60%
Gene Taylor 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
Fred Thompson 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 83%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 67%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 33%
James Turner 67%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 60%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 33%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 40%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 40%
Anthony Weiner 33%
David Weldon 83%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 83%
Paul Wellstone 50%
Robert Wexler 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 83%
Lynn Woolsey 17%
David Wu 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%

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