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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 97%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 47%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 37%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 26%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 98%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 47%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 31%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 98%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 41%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 26%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 31%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 30%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 48%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 38%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 68%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 77%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 87%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 28%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 53%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 41%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 51%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 42%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 28%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 68%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 78%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 30%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 45%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 21%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 32%
Wayne Allard 88%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 77%
Richard Armey 80%
John Ashcroft 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 74%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 98%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 68%
Herbert Bateman 95%
Max Baucus 63%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Howard Berman 29%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 95%
David Edward Bonior 35%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Rick Boucher 50%
John Breaux 74%
George Brown, Jr. 38%
Richard Bryan 26%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 21%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 95%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 16%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 59%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 58%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 88%
Jon Lynn Christensen 85%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 35%
Robert Clement 69%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 93%
Kent Conrad 37%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 89%
Christopher Cox 82%
William Coyne 18%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 88%
Philip Crane 87%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Alfonse D'Amato 79%
Patsy Ann Danner 88%
Thomas Daschle 42%
Thomas Davis III 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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