Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1993-1994 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 67%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 89%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 21%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 14%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 22%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 14%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 79%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 79%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 21%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 86%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 57%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 7%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 21%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 21%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 64%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 33%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 21%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 14%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 21%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 93%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 79%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 29%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 43%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 44%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 14%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 22%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 7%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 57%
Bill Archer 86%
Richard Armey 93%
Henry Scott Baesler 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 57%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Herbert Bateman 79%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 14%
Bob Bennett 89%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Howard Berman 7%
Tom Bevill 36%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 93%
Peter Blute 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Rick Boucher 29%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 56%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 89%
Richard Bryan 33%
John Bryant 43%
Dale Bumpers 56%
Jim Bunning 79%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 64%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 79%
Ben Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 93%
John Chafee 78%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
William Cohen 67%
Ronald Coleman 29%
Barbara-Rose Collins 14%
Cardiss Collins 7%
Michael Collins 79%
Larry Combest 86%
Gary Condit 86%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 29%
Paul Coverdell 89%
Christopher Cox 93%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 93%
Randall Cunningham 93%
Alfonse D'Amato 78%
Patsy Ann Danner 64%
Thomas Daschle 67%
E. Kika de la Garza 50%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Jay Dickey 86%
Norm Dicks 36%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 56%
Robert Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 56%
Robert Dornan 86%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bill Emerson 100%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 56%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 78%
Harris Fawell 79%
Victor Fazio 57%
Russ Feingold 11%
Cleo Fields 21%
Jack Fields, Jr. 93%
Bob Filner 7%
Floyd Flake 21%
Wendell Ford 56%
Tillie Fowler 86%
Barney Frank 14%
Gary Franks 71%
Robert Franks 71%
Jonas Frost III 64%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Sam Gejdenson 7%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 14%
Pete Geren 100%
Sam Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Newt Gingrich 93%
John Glenn 33%
Henry Gonzalez 21%
Slade Gorton 89%
Porter Goss 86%
Daniel Graham 44%
William Phillip Gramm 78%
Rodney Grams 100%
Judd Gregg 89%
Steven Gunderson 86%
Tony Hall 21%
Lee Hamilton 57%
Melton Hancock 86%
James Hansen 86%
Jane Harman 36%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 78%
Joel Hefley 86%
W.G. Hefner 43%
Jesse Helms 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 14%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 64%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Ernest Hollings 44%
Stephen Horn 79%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
Duncan Hunter 79%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 86%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 79%
Daniel Inouye 56%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 36%
William Jefferson 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Harry Johnston 36%
J. Bennett Johnston 44%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 89%
Dirk Kempthorne 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Joseph Kennedy II 14%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 14%
Bob Kerrey 67%
Dale Kildee 14%
Jay Kim 93%
Gerald Kleczka 29%
Scott Klug 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 93%
Jon Kyl 93%
John LaFalce 29%
Tom Lantos 21%
Greg Laughlin 64%
Frank Lautenberg 22%
Rick Lazio 71%
James Leach 86%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Jim Lightfoot 86%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 86%
William Lipinski 57%
Robert Livingston 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 89%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack 89%
Thomas Manton 21%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 21%
Robert Matsui 21%
Bill McCollum 86%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 79%
Scott McInnis 93%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 43%
Martin Meehan 21%
Carrie Meek 14%
Jan Meyers 86%
Dan Miller 93%
David Minge 64%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
John Moakley 7%
Susan Molinari 64%
Alan Mollohan 14%
G.V. Montgomery 71%
Carlos Moorhead 93%
Constance Morella 57%
Carol Moseley Braun 44%
Patrick Moynihan 33%
Frank Murkowski 89%
Don Nickles 89%
Sam Nunn 56%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 21%
Dave Obey 21%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Bill Orton 79%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 64%
Ronald Packard 93%
Mike Parker 79%
William Paxon 86%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 64%
Clay Pell 33%
Pete Peterson 57%
Owen Pickett 79%
Richard Pombo 93%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 57%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Larry Pressler 100%
David Pryor 56%
Jack Quinn 86%
James Ramstad 93%
Bill Richardson 21%
Charles Robb 44%
Timothy Roemer 71%
Charles Rose III 29%
Toby Roth 93%
William Roth, Jr. 56%
Marge Roukema 57%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
Paul Sarbanes 33%
Jim Saxton 86%
Daniel Schaefer 93%
Steven Schiff 79%
Pat Schroeder 14%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 86%
Christopher Shays 57%
Paul Simon 56%
Alan Simpson 89%
Norman Sisisky 71%
David Skaggs 21%
Joseph Skeen 93%
Ike Skelton 71%
Nick Smith 93%
Bob Smith 78%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 71%
Arlen Specter 67%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 64%
Charles Stenholm 79%
Ted Stevens 67%
Gerry Studds 14%
Bob Stump 86%
Bart Stupak 43%
James Talent 86%
William Tauzin 64%
Charles Taylor 86%
Gene Taylor 79%
Frank Tejeda 50%
Craig Thomas 93%
William Thomas 93%
Ray Thornton 43%
Karen Thurman 50%
Strom Thurmond 89%
Peter Torkildsen 79%
Esteban Edward Torres 14%
Robert Torricelli 14%
Ed Towns 0%
Bruce Vento 7%
Harold Volkmer 50%
Barbara Vucanovich 79%
James Walsh 79%
John Warner 89%
Mel Watt 7%
Paul Wellstone 22%
Pat Williams 43%
Charles Wilson 57%
Bob Wise, Jr. 29%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 21%
Sidney Yates 7%
Bill Young 64%
Bill Zeliff 93%
Richard Zimmer 79%

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