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Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 67%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 83%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
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 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 67%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 33%
Richard Armey 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Charlie Bass 67%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 50%

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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