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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1999 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 36%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 64%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 73%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 27%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 55%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 9%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 45%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 27%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 60%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 27%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 27%
Neil Abercrombie 45%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 91%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 64%
Bill Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 73%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 22%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 82%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 80%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 89%

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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