Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 76%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 35%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 52%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 35%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 35%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 35%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 35%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 29%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 70%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 35%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 23%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 29%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 35%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 94%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 41%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 35%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 35%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 47%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 76%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 76%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 23%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 35%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 47%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 52%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 64%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 82%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 94%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 35%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 82%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 82%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 76%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 23%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 82%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 35%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 52%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 47%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 41%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 29%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 29%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 76%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 82%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 88%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 94%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 88%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 94%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 23%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 23%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 29%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 23%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 47%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 35%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 35%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 35%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 29%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 94%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 35%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 94%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 29%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 94%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 35%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 29%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 94%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 47%
NA President Barack Obama II D 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 23%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 76%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 52%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 64%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 35%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 70%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 35%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 41%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 76%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 58%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 94%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 35%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 23%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 35%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 47%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 35%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 35%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 29%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 35%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 35%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 23%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 41%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 76%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 47%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 94%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 47%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 47%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 94%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 17%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 23%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 76%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 82%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 41%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 76%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 76%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 29%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 82%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 82%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 88%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 76%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 76%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 82%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 58%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 82%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 58%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 88%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 52%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 47%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 17%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 82%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 35%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 23%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 35%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 41%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 47%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 35%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 70%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 29%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 82%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 23%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 64%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 58%
Neil Abercrombie 52%
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 52%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Wayne Allard 76%
Thomas Allen 29%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
John Barrow 58%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Max Baucus 58%
Evan Bayh 35%
Melissa Bean 58%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 64%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 41%
Tim Bishop 29%
Kit Bond 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 47%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 76%
Jim Bunning 76%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 41%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 23%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 88%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 35%
Julia Carson 29%
Mike Castle 35%
Saxby Chambliss 94%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hillary Clinton 29%
Howard Coble 94%
Thomas Coburn 76%
Norm Coleman 82%
Kent Conrad 47%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 76%
Barbara Cubin 82%
Artur Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 76%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 35%
James DeMint 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 47%
John Dingell 35%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 35%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 82%
John Ensign 70%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Terry Everett 94%
Tom Feeney 76%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 52%
Bob Filner 47%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 76%
Jim Gerlach 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 58%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 52%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
Bart Gordon 58%
Judd Gregg 64%
Charles Hagel 70%
Ralph Hall 88%
Tom Harkin 41%
Jane Harman 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 23%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 64%
Rush Holt, Jr. 23%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 70%
Kay Hutchison 94%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 52%
Daniel Inouye 58%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 70%
Tim Johnson 64%
Timothy Johnson 41%
Paul Kanjorski 47%
Ric Keller 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 23%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Jack Kingston 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 47%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Jon Kyl 64%
Ray LaHood 88%
Mary Landrieu 70%
Tom Lantos 35%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 76%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Carl Levin 47%
Jerry Lewis 94%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 82%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 70%
Don Manzullo 88%
Jim Marshall 58%
Melquiades Martinez 70%
Jim Matheson 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 41%
Thaddeus McCotter 76%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 88%
Mike McIntyre 52%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 29%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 35%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
Mike Michaud 29%
Gary Miller 88%
George Miller 17%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 58%
Dennis Moore 47%
Jim Moran, Jr. 17%
Jack Murtha 64%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 82%
Ben Nelson 70%
Jim Oberstar 35%
Dave Obey 29%
John Olver 23%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
Ed Pastor 35%
Ron Paul 41%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 94%
Tom Petri 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Jon Porter, Sr. 94%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 70%
George Radanovich 94%
Nick Rahall II 52%
James Ramstad 47%
Ralph Regula 94%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 58%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
Jay Rockefeller IV 23%
Mike Rogers 94%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 23%
John Salazar 76%
Ken Salazar 41%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 58%
Allyson Schwartz 23%
John Shadegg 70%
Christopher Shays 35%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 76%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 35%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 70%
Ted Stevens 94%
Bart Stupak 41%
John Sullivan 88%
John Sununu 41%
Tom Tancredo 64%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 29%
Gene Taylor 47%
Lee Terry 100%
Craig Thomas 70%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
John Tierney 23%
Ed Towns 64%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 35%
Mark Udall 35%
George Voinovich 64%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 76%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 23%
Mel Watt 29%
Henry Waxman 11%
Anthony Weiner 29%
David Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 94%
Robert Wexler 29%
Heather Wilson 88%
Frank Wolf 76%
Lynn Woolsey 23%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 52%
Bill Young 58%

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