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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 64%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 23%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 56%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 92%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 82%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 76%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 38%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 46%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 70%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 76%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 70%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 70%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 52%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 53%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 64%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 76%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 30%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 68%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 58%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 64%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 35%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 37%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 72%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 76%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 68%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 58%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 76%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 70%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 47%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 61%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 81%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 61%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 46%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 69%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 66%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 61%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 61%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 61%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 46%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 53%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 84%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 61%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 84%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 23%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 38%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 76%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%

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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