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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1993-1994 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
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%

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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