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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
John Adler 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 66%
Rodney Alexander 66%
Jason Altmire 66%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 50%
Steve Austria 66%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 66%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 16%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
John Boccieri 66%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 66%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bobby Bright 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
Scott Brown 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 40%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 66%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 0%
Joseph Cao 66%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Travis Childers 83%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Mark Critz 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 66%
Artur Davis 60%
Geoff Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Bill Delahunt 33%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 33%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 66%
Steve Driehaus 16%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 33%
Barney Frank 33%
Elton Gallegly 66%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Carte Goodwin 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 50%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 83%
John Hall 33%
Debbie Halvorson 50%
Phil Hare 50%
Jane Harman 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 66%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 33%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
Paul Hodes 33%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 83%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
Tim Johnson 66%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Mary Jo Kilroy 33%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 66%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 33%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Jon Kyl 50%
Steve LaTourette 66%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 66%
George LeMieux 66%
Jerry Lewis 66%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 66%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 66%
Connie Mack IV 66%
Don Manzullo 66%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 100%
Eric Massa 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McMahon 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Brad Miller 33%
Walt Minnick 83%
Harry Mitchell 33%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 33%
Patrick Murphy 40%
Scott Murphy 33%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 66%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 66%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ron Paul 66%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 50%
Todd Platts 66%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
George Radanovich 80%
Denny Rehberg 66%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 40%
Mark Schauer 33%
Jean Schmidt 66%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
John Shadegg 66%
Heath Shuler 40%
Ike Skelton 66%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
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%
Todd Tiahrt 66%
Ed Towns 33%
George Voinovich 83%
Zach Wamp 60%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 33%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 66%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%

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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