Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 58%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 54%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 64%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 58%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 69%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 23%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 84%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 56%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 92%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 69%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 76%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 92%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 92%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 84%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 84%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 30%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 38%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 92%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 84%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 76%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 84%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 76%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 72%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 23%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 36%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 84%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 84%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 15%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 92%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 92%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 76%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 84%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 82%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 68%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 25%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 45%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 33%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 61%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 91%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 76%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 66%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 53%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 25%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 84%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 23%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 84%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 23%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 84%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 66%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 38%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 84%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 84%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 30%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 76%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 61%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 81%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 84%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 84%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 23%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 46%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 66%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 70%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 76%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 61%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 76%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 61%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 66%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 76%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 76%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 75%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 46%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 70%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 92%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 84%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 84%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 92%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 58%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 61%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 53%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 92%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 84%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 76%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 84%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 53%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 76%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 84%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 52%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 53%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 91%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 91%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 84%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 64%
NA President Barack Obama II D 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 43%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 68%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 70%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 69%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 92%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 23%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 23%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 84%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 76%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 15%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 76%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 91%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 84%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 76%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 61%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 68%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 91%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 84%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 84%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 84%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 84%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 84%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 91%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 84%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 84%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 84%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 58%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 23%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 66%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 23%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 84%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 53%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 30%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 84%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 64%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 61%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 61%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 61%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 76%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 69%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 53%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 69%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 64%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 81%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 61%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 84%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 30%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 23%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 53%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 35%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 37%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 70%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 64%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 76%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 46%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 38%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 84%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 81%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 53%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 58%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 27%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 23%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 46%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 30%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 53%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 84%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 69%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 61%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 61%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 84%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 53%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 46%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 30%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 16%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 76%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 58%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 38%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 84%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 68%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 40%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 66%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 84%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 69%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 46%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 76%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 58%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 76%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 76%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 70%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 92%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 58%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 46%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 46%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 53%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 53%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 76%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 46%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 58%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 69%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 47%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 61%
Neil Abercrombie 84%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 76%
Todd Akin 38%
Rodney Alexander 61%
Wayne Allard 58%
Thomas Allen 76%
Jason Altmire 69%
Rob Andrews 83%
Michael Arcuri 84%
Joe Baca, Sr. 84%
Michele Bachmann 30%
Spencer Bachus 53%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 37%
J. Gresham Barrett 23%
John Barrow 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 53%
Bob Bennett 58%
Shelley Berkley 84%
Howard Berman 84%
Marion Berry 92%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 23%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Tim Bishop 91%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 69%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Dan Boren 91%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 84%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Nancy Boyda 76%
Bruce Braley 91%
Paul Broun 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 62%
Dan Burton 30%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 56%
Dave Camp 61%
John Campbell III 23%
Chris Cannon 30%
Eric Cantor 15%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 84%
Christopher Carney 84%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 38%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 87%
Howard Coble 61%
Thomas Coburn 40%
Norm Coleman 88%
Kent Conrad 82%
Jerry Costello 84%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 66%
Artur Davis 92%
David Davis 53%
Geoff Davis 46%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 84%
James DeMint 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 92%
John Dingell 84%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 68%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 68%
John Doolittle 61%
Byron Dorgan 52%
Thelma Drake 53%
David Dreier 30%
Chet Edwards 92%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 35%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Terry Everett 69%
Tom Feeney 23%
Russ Feingold 64%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 84%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 81%
Elton Gallegly 66%
Jim Gerlach 58%
Gabrielle Giffords 91%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Phil Gingrey 46%
Charlie Gonzalez 92%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 92%
Judd Gregg 35%
John Hall 84%
Ralph Hall 61%
Phil Hare 84%
Tom Harkin 64%
Jane Harman 66%
J. Dennis Hastert 66%
Doc Hastings 53%
Robert Hayes 61%
Wally Herger, Jr. 61%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 92%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 84%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Paul Hodes 76%
Pete Hoekstra 46%
Thomas Holden 84%
Rush Holt, Jr. 76%
Darlene Hooley 91%
Kenny Hulshof 72%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Kay Hutchison 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 76%
William Jefferson 84%
Timothy Johnson 72%
Tim Johnson 84%
Steve Kagen 84%
Paul Kanjorski 84%
Ric Keller 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Dale Kildee 84%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
Jack Kingston 61%
Ron Klein 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Herb Kohl 82%
Dennis Kucinich 72%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
Jon Kyl 35%
Ray LaHood 87%
Nicholas Lampson 76%
Mary Landrieu 70%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 69%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 58%
Carl Levin 70%
Jerry Lewis 23%
Ron Lewis 66%
Joe Lieberman 76%
Blanche Lincoln 88%
John Linder 23%
Trent Lott, Sr. 85%
Dick Lugar 47%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 33%
Tim Mahoney 100%
Don Manzullo 53%
Jim Marshall 84%
Melquiades Martinez 82%
Jim Matheson 75%
Carolyn McCarthy 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 53%
James McCrery III 30%
John McHugh 69%
Mike McIntyre 84%
Buck McKeon 15%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 84%
Mike Michaud 76%
Gary Miller 25%
George Miller 76%
Brad Miller 84%
Harry Mitchell 38%
Alan Mollohan 84%
Dennis Moore 92%
Jim Moran, Jr. 76%
Patrick Murphy 69%
Jack Murtha 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 61%
Sue Myrick 33%
Ben Nelson 64%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 84%
John Olver 76%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Ed Pastor 81%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 63%
Tom Petri 30%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Todd Platts 53%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
Jon Porter, Sr. 69%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Mark Pryor 70%
George Radanovich 53%
Nick Rahall II 76%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 53%
Denny Rehberg 76%
Richard Renzi 69%
Silvestre Reyes 91%
Thomas Reynolds 69%
Laura Richardson 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 70%
Ciro Rodriguez 76%
Mike Rogers 53%
Mike Ross 92%
Steve Rothman 91%
Ken Salazar 94%
William Sali 66%
Jim Saxton 46%
Jean Schmidt 41%
Allyson Schwartz 84%
José Serrano 76%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 84%
John Shadegg 23%
Christopher Shays 38%
Carol Shea-Porter 84%
Heath Shuler 84%
Ike Skelton 92%
Gordon Smith 76%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 92%
Hilda Solis 84%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 84%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 84%
Pete Stark 41%
Cliff Stearns 23%
Ted Stevens 82%
Bart Stupak 84%
John Sullivan 53%
John Sununu 17%
Betty Sutton 84%
Tom Tancredo 18%
John Tanner 92%
Ellen Tauscher 84%
Gene Taylor 84%
Lee Terry 38%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
John Tierney 69%
Ed Towns 84%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 91%
Mark Udall 92%
George Voinovich 47%
James Walsh 61%
Zach Wamp 38%
John Warner 58%
Diane Watson 84%
Mel Watt 84%
Henry Waxman 46%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
Anthony Weiner 84%
David Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 54%
Robert Wexler 81%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 84%
Heather Wilson 53%
Frank Wolf 23%
Lynn Woolsey 81%
David Wu 76%
Albert Wynn 75%
Bill Young 23%

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