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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
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%
Thomas DeLay 87%
Peter Deutsch 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Jay Dickey 95%
Norm Dicks 35%
Julian Dixon 33%
Chris Dodd 21%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
Calvin Dooley 74%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 42%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 90%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 66%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 65%
Philip English 73%
John Ensign 73%
Lane Evans 30%
Terry Everett 93%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
Harris Fawell 65%
Victor Fazio 62%
Russ Feingold 21%
Bob Filner 42%
Thomas Foglietta 18%
Mark Foley 85%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Harold Ford, Sr. 35%
Wendell Ford 53%
Tillie Fowler 82%
Jon David Fox 55%
Barney Frank 23%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 89%
Jonas Frost III 87%
Elizabeth Furse 36%
Elton Gallegly 88%
John Ganske 90%
Sam Gejdenson 25%
George Gekas 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 46%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 83%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Newt Gingrich 88%
John Glenn 11%
Henry Gonzalez 54%
William Goodling 81%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 84%
Porter Goss 48%
Daniel Graham 63%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 84%
James Greenwood 59%
Judd Gregg 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 88%
Tony Hall 32%
Lee Hamilton 65%
James Hansen 88%
Jane Harman 42%
J. Dennis Hastert 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 83%
W.G. Hefner 65%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Van Hilleary 93%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 55%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Pete Hoekstra 78%
Thomas Holden 60%
Ernest Hollings 26%
Stephen Horn 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 75%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 83%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 83%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 78%
Daniel Inouye 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 41%
William Jefferson 39%
James Merrill Jeffords 68%
Nancy Johnson 68%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Sue Kelly 63%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Joseph Kennedy II 23%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 33%
Bob Kerrey 39%
Dale Kildee 43%
Jay Kim 93%
Gerald Kleczka 47%
Ronald Klink 32%
Scott Klug 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Herb Kohl 37%
James Kolbe 75%
Jon Kyl 79%
John LaFalce 28%
Ray LaHood 90%
Tom Lantos 29%
Stephen Largent 76%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 16%
Rick Lazio 51%
James Leach 73%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 37%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 79%
William Luther 33%
Connie Mack 94%
Thomas Manton 53%
Don Manzullo 80%
Matthew Martinez 49%
Frank Mascara 43%
Robert Matsui 36%

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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