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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%
Kelly Ayotte 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 52%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 70%
John Barrow 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Dan Benishek 76%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 29%
Judy Biggert 76%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Tim Bishop 5%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 94%
Barbara Boxer 60%
Bruce Braley 43%
Paul Broun 76%
Corrine Brown 35%
Scott Brown 80%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
Dan Burton 82%
Dave Camp 94%
John Campbell III 53%
Francisco Canseco 94%
Eric Cantor 82%
Lois Capps 11%
Dennis Cardoza 76%
Russ Carnahan 23%
John Carney, Jr. 47%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Hansen Clarke 11%
Dan Coats 100%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chip Cravaack 82%
Ander Crenshaw 94%
Mark Critz 76%
Geoff Davis 94%
James DeMint 70%
Norm Dicks 52%
John Dingell 17%
Bob Dold 70%
David Dreier 70%
Donna Edwards 17%
Renee Ellmers 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Sam Farr 41%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
Bob Filner 11%
Stephen Fincher 94%
Mike Fitzpatrick 52%
John Fleming, Jr. 88%
Randy Forbes 94%
Barney Frank 11%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Scott Garrett 70%
Jim Gerlach 76%
Chris Gibson 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 52%
Michael Grimm 70%
Frank Guinta 76%
Kay Hagan 50%
Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 82%
Richard Hanna 100%
Tom Harkin 30%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 94%
Nan Hayworth 70%
Joe Heck, Jr. 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 50%
Thomas Holden 76%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Mike Honda 5%
Tim Huelskamp 100%
Robert Hurt 94%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Steve Israel 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
Mike Johanns 100%
Tim Johnson 94%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Dale Kildee 11%
Jack Kingston 94%
Mark Kirk 90%
Larry Kissell 64%
John Kline 94%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 70%
Mary Landrieu 80%
Tom Latham 94%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 94%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 88%
Jim Matheson 52%
Carolyn McCarthy 37%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
Jim McDermott 25%
Mike McIntyre 76%
Buck McKeon 100%
John Mica 94%
Mike Michaud 11%
Barbara Mikulski 40%
Candice Miller 70%
Gary Miller 76%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 70%
Brad Miller 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 100%
Randy Neugebauer 94%
Rich Nugent 82%
Alan Nunnelee 94%
John Olver 7%
Bill Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 41%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 64%
Joe Pitts 76%
Todd Platts 64%
Mark Pryor 70%
Ben Quayle 66%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Charlie Rangel 23%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Harry Reid 20%
Silvestre Reyes 41%
Reid Ribble 94%
Laura Richardson 35%
Scott Rigell 88%
David Rivera 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
Mike Rogers 88%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 11%
Jon Runyan 82%
Loretta Sanchez 35%
Bobby Schilling 100%
Jean Schmidt 88%
Aaron Schock 100%
Allyson Schwartz 23%
Heath Shuler 47%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 58%
Marlin Stutzman 88%
John Sullivan 93%
Betty Sutton 5%
Lee Terry 82%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 11%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 80%
David Vitter 70%
Joe Walsh 70%
Mel Watt 31%
Henry Waxman 17%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
Anthony Weiner 12%
Allen West 82%
Lynn Westmoreland 88%
Ed Whitfield 82%

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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