Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
John Adler 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 66%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
Rodney Alexander 66%
Jason Altmire 66%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 50%
Steve Austria 66%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Michele Bachmann 66%
Spencer Bachus 66%
Brian Baird 66%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 66%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 16%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
Mark Begich 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 66%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 66%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 66%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Tim Bishop 33%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 66%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60%
John Boccieri 66%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 66%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 66%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 66%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 66%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
Bruce Braley 33%
Bobby Bright 83%
Paul Broun 66%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
Scott Brown 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 66%
Jim Bunning 40%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 66%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 66%
Dave Camp 66%
John Campbell III 66%
Eric Cantor 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
Joseph Cao 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 66%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 16%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Christopher Carney 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 33%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 75%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 66%
Mike Castle 33%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 33%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 66%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Travis Childers 83%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 40%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
Howard Coble 66%
Thomas Coburn 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 66%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 33%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 66%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 66%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 60%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 16%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 33%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 16%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 50%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 66%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 66%
Mark Critz 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 33%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 66%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
Kathy Dahlkemper 66%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
Geoff Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
James DeMint 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 66%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 66%
Norm Dicks 33%
John Dingell 33%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 33%
David Dreier 66%
Steve Driehaus 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 66%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 33%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
Bob Etheridge 33%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 66%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 33%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Bob Filner 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 66%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 66%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 66%
Barney Frank 33%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 66%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 40%
Elton Gallegly 66%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 66%
Jim Gerlach 66%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
Phil Gingrey 66%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 66%
Carte Goodwin 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 33%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
Judd Gregg 50%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 83%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 33%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 66%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 33%
Kay Hagan 50%
John Hall 33%
Ralph Hall 66%
Debbie Halvorson 50%
Phil Hare 50%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 33%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 66%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
Doc Hastings 66%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 66%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 66%
Wally Herger, Jr. 66%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 33%
Baron Hill 33%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 33%
Paul Hodes 33%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 83%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 66%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 66%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 66%
Mike Johanns 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 33%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 66%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 66%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 66%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Mary Jo Kilroy 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 66%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 66%
Jack Kingston 66%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 50%
Larry Kissell 66%
Ron Klein 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 66%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 50%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 33%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Jon Kyl 50%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 66%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 50%
Mary Landrieu 66%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
Tom Latham 66%
Steve LaTourette 66%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 80%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 33%
Chris Lee 66%
George LeMieux 66%
Carl Levin 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
Jerry Lewis 66%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 20%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 66%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 66%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 66%
Dick Lugar 50%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 33%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 66%
Dan Lungren 66%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
Connie Mack IV 66%
Dan Maffei 16%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
Don Manzullo 66%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 66%
Betsy Markey 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 33%
Jim Marshall 100%
Eric Massa 75%
Jim Matheson 66%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 66%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 66%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 66%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 33%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 66%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 66%
Buck McKeon 66%
Michael McMahon 33%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 66%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 66%
Mike Michaud 16%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 66%
Gary Miller 66%
George Miller 33%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 66%
Brad Miller 33%
Walt Minnick 83%
Harry Mitchell 33%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 16%
Patrick Murphy 40%
Scott Murphy 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 66%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
Ben Nelson 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 66%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 66%
Glenn Nye III 66%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 33%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 66%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Bill Owens 60%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
Ed Pastor 33%
Ron Paul 66%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 66%
Donald Payne 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 60%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
Tom Perriello 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 66%
Tom Petri 66%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 66%
Todd Platts 66%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 66%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 66%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 66%
Mark Pryor 66%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 66%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 33%
George Radanovich 80%
Nick Rahall II 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
Denny Rehberg 66%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 66%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
Jay Rockefeller IV 66%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 66%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 66%
Mike Rogers 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 66%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 66%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 66%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 66%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
John Salazar 33%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 33%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 66%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
Mark Schauer 33%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
Jean Schmidt 66%
Aaron Schock 66%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 16%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 66%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 66%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
John Shadegg 66%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 50%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 66%
Heath Shuler 40%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 66%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 66%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 33%
Ike Skelton 66%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 33%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 66%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
Pete Stark 33%
Cliff Stearns 66%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 60%
Betty Sutton 33%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 66%
Harry Teague 66%
Lee Terry 66%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 66%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 50%
Todd Tiahrt 66%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66%
John Tierney 33%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 33%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 33%
Ed Towns 33%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 33%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66%
Mark Udall 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 66%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 80%
George Voinovich 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 66%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 33%
Zach Wamp 60%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 33%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 33%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 33%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 66%
Robert Wexler 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 66%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 66%
Frank Wolf 66%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 33%
Bill Young 66%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 66%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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