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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 35%
Sandy Adams 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 5%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 52%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 100%
John Barrow 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 29%
Judy Biggert 76%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Tim Bishop 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Bruce Braley 43%
Paul Broun 76%
Scott Brown 80%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
Dan Burton 82%
Dave Camp 94%
John Campbell III 53%
Francisco Canseco 94%
Eric Cantor 82%
Dennis Cardoza 76%
Russ Carnahan 23%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Hansen Clarke 11%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chip Cravaack 82%
Mark Critz 76%
Geoff Davis 94%
James DeMint 70%
Norm Dicks 52%
John Dingell 17%
David Dreier 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 11%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Jim Gerlach 76%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 52%
Michael Grimm 70%
Kay Hagan 50%
Ralph Hall 82%
Colleen Hanabusa 17%
Tom Harkin 30%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 94%
Nan Hayworth 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
Thomas Holden 76%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
Mike Johanns 100%
Tim Johnson 94%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Dale Kildee 11%
Jack Kingston 94%
Larry Kissell 64%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 70%
Mary Landrieu 80%
Jeff Landry 87%
Tom Latham 94%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 88%
Jim Matheson 52%
Carolyn McCarthy 37%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
Mike McIntyre 76%
Buck McKeon 100%
Mike Michaud 11%
Gary Miller 76%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 100%
Alan Nunnelee 94%
John Olver 7%
Bill Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 41%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 64%
Todd Platts 64%
Mark Pryor 70%
Ben Quayle 66%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Silvestre Reyes 41%
Laura Richardson 35%
David Rivera 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
Mike Rogers 88%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 11%
Jon Runyan 82%
Bobby Schilling 100%
Jean Schmidt 88%
Allyson Schwartz 23%
Heath Shuler 47%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 58%
John Sullivan 93%
Betty Sutton 5%
Lee Terry 82%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 11%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 80%
Joe Walsh 70%
Mel Watt 31%
Henry Waxman 17%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
Anthony Weiner 12%
Allen West 82%
Frank Wolf 58%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
David Wu 23%
Bill Young 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 41%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 47%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 35%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 23%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 41%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 64%

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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