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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 33%
Doc Hastings 66%
Wally Herger, Jr. 66%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 33%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
Paul Hodes 33%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 83%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
Mike Johanns 50%
Timothy Johnson 50%
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%
Jack Kingston 66%
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%
Mary Landrieu 66%
Tom Latham 66%
Steve LaTourette 66%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 66%
George LeMieux 66%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 66%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 66%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 66%
Connie Mack IV 66%
Dan Maffei 16%
Don Manzullo 66%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 100%
Eric Massa 75%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 66%
Buck McKeon 66%
Michael McMahon 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Mike Michaud 16%
Gary Miller 66%
George Miller 33%
Brad Miller 33%
Walt Minnick 83%
Harry Mitchell 33%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
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%
Bill Owens 60%
Ed Pastor 33%
Ron Paul 66%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 50%
Tom Petri 66%
Todd Platts 66%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Mark Pryor 66%
George Radanovich 80%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Denny Rehberg 66%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 66%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Rogers 60%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 40%
John Salazar 33%
Mark Schauer 33%
Jean Schmidt 66%
Aaron Schock 66%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
John Shadegg 66%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
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%
Lee Terry 66%
Todd Tiahrt 66%
John Tierney 33%
Ed Towns 33%
Mark Udall 50%
George Voinovich 83%
Zach Wamp 60%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 33%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 33%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Frank Wolf 66%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 66%

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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