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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
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%
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%
Chris Cannon 82%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 35%
Julia Carson 29%
Mike Castle 35%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hillary Clinton 29%
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%
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%
Wayne Gilchrest 58%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 52%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
Bart Gordon 58%
Judd Gregg 64%
Jane Harman 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 23%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 64%
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%
Paul Kanjorski 47%
Ric Keller 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 23%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 47%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Jon Kyl 64%
Ray LaHood 88%
Tom Lantos 35%
Steve LaTourette 76%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 76%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 88%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 29%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 35%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 58%
Dennis Moore 47%
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%
Ron Paul 41%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 94%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Jon Porter, Sr. 94%
Deborah Pryce 88%
George Radanovich 94%
James Ramstad 47%
Ralph Regula 94%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 58%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 23%
Ken Salazar 41%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 58%
John Shadegg 70%
Christopher Shays 35%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 76%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 35%
Hilda Solis 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%
Craig Thomas 70%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Ed Towns 64%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 35%
George Voinovich 64%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 76%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 23%
Mel Watt 29%
Anthony Weiner 29%
David Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 94%

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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