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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
John Adler 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 66%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 66%
Jason Altmire 66%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 50%
Steve Austria 66%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 66%
Brian Baird 66%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 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 Republican 66%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
John Boccieri 66%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 66%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 66%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 66%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 33%
Bobby Bright 83%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
Scott Brown 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
Jim Bunning 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 66%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 66%
Eric Cantor 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
Joseph Cao 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Christopher Carney 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 66%
Mike Castle 33%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Travis Childers 83%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 16%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 66%
Mark Critz 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
Kathy Dahlkemper 66%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
Geoff Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
James DeMint 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
Norm Dicks 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
David Dreier 66%
Steve Driehaus 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
Bob Etheridge 33%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 66%
Barney Frank 33%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 40%
Elton Gallegly 66%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 66%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 66%
Carte Goodwin 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%

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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