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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
Kit Bond 94%
Dan Boren 94%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Steve Buyer 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
Terry Everett 94%
Kay Hutchison 94%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 94%
Jerry Lewis 94%
Dan Lungren 94%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 94%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
John Peterson 94%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 94%
Jon Porter, Sr. 94%
George Radanovich 94%
Ralph Regula 94%
Denny Rehberg 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
Mark Souder 94%
Ted Stevens 94%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 94%
David Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 94%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
Geoff Davis 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 88%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
Ray LaHood 88%
Ron Lewis 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Don Manzullo 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
John McHugh 88%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 88%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 88%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 88%
Deborah Pryce 88%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 88%
Richard Renzi 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
Mike Ross 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88%
John Sullivan 88%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
John Warner 88%
Heather Wilson 88%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
Marion Berry 82%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 82%
Dan Burton 82%
Chris Cannon 82%
Norm Coleman 82%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 82%
Barbara Cubin 82%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
Philip English 82%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
Paul Gillmor 82%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 82%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 82%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 82%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Dick Lugar 82%
Sue Myrick 82%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 82%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 82%
Ike Skelton 82%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
Wayne Allard 76%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 76%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Ginny Brown-Waite 76%
Jim Bunning 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 76%
Lincoln Davis 76%
Tom Feeney 76%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
Elton Gallegly 76%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 76%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 76%
Ric Keller 76%
Steve LaTourette 76%
John Linder 76%
Thaddeus McCotter 76%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 76%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 76%
Gordon Smith 76%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
Zach Wamp 76%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 76%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
James DeMint 70%
John Ensign 70%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 70%

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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