Rating Group: National Association of Wheat Growers

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 59%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 35%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 35%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 37%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 37%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 15%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 85%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 93%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 34%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 93%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 24%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 29%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 85%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 85%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 98%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 12%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 27%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 68%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 15%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 88%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 15%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 88%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 85%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 17%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 85%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 79%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 24%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 24%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 29%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 90%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 32%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 93%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 27%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 37%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 59%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 17%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 12%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 68%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 93%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 32%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 59%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 34%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 32%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 88%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 22%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 73%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 32%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 88%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 85%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 59%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 41%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 38%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 41%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 37%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 47%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 29%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 22%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 85%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 98%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 93%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 88%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 93%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 22%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 98%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 88%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 24%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 90%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 76%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 68%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 71%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 37%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 29%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 79%
NA President Barack Obama II D 47%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 32%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 46%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 93%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 22%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 20%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 39%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 32%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 32%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 12%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 88%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 85%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 32%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 85%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 79%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 93%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 61%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 82%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 20%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 12%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 24%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 12%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 35%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 32%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 32%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 32%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 94%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 37%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 82%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 78%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 93%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 22%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 27%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 76%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 79%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 53%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 56%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 12%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 76%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 20%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 90%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 41%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 22%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 29%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 15%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 17%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 27%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 24%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 32%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 29%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 22%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 27%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 29%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 24%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 20%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 22%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 93%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 76%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 29%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 24%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 22%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 34%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 74%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 85%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 98%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 24%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 85%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 27%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 24%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 21%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 27%
Rodney Alexander 27%
Wayne Allard 32%
Thomas Allen 83%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 83%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Michele Bachmann 22%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
John Barrow 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 71%
Melissa Bean 68%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 95%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Tim Bishop 90%
Kit Bond 53%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 34%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Dan Boren 68%
Leonard Boswell 98%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
Nancy Boyda 80%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 12%
Henry Brown, Jr. 24%
Ginny Brown-Waite 24%
Jim Bunning 35%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 79%
Dave Camp 29%
John Campbell III 17%
Chris Cannon 15%
Eric Cantor 12%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 90%
Mike Castle 34%
Saxby Chambliss 56%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Donna Christensen 12%
Hillary Clinton 65%
Howard Coble 29%
Thomas Coburn 24%
Norm Coleman 79%
Kent Conrad 97%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 65%
Robert Cramer 98%
Barbara Cubin 7%
Artur Davis 95%
David Davis 22%
Geoff Davis 27%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 22%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 93%
John Dingell 90%
Chris Dodd 56%
Elizabeth Dole 38%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Thelma Drake 24%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 24%
Brad Ellsworth 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 35%
Bob Etheridge 98%
Terry Everett 34%
Eni Faleomavaega 15%
Tom Feeney 20%
Russ Feingold 79%
Michael Ferguson 24%
Bob Filner 90%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 76%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Jim Gerlach 29%
Gabrielle Giffords 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Phil Gingrey 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
Bart Gordon 88%
Judd Gregg 47%
Charles Hagel 53%
John Hall 88%
Ralph Hall 27%
Phil Hare 90%
Tom Harkin 82%
Jane Harman 85%
Doc Hastings 27%
Robert Hayes 37%
Wally Herger, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 98%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Paul Hodes 85%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 93%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Darlene Hooley 78%
Kenny Hulshof 34%
Duncan Hunter 12%
Kay Hutchison 53%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 90%
Tim Johnson 54%
Timothy Johnson 35%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ric Keller 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Jack Kingston 27%
Ron Klein 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 22%
Herb Kohl 91%
Dennis Kucinich 56%
John Kuhl, Jr. 34%
Jon Kyl 24%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 66%
Mary Landrieu 74%
Tom Latham 34%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 76%
Carl Levin 79%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 34%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 97%
John Linder 17%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 27%
Tim Mahoney 93%
Don Manzullo 22%
Jim Marshall 73%
Melquiades Martinez 53%
Jim Matheson 71%
Carolyn McCarthy 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 24%
John McHugh 34%
Mike McIntyre 85%
Buck McKeon 15%
Michael McNulty 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 85%
Mike Michaud 78%
Gary Miller 22%
George Miller 85%
Brad Miller 93%
Harry Mitchell 73%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 95%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Patrick Murphy 76%
Jack Murtha 95%
Marilyn Musgrave 29%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 88%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 80%
John Peterson 24%
Tom Petri 22%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 27%
Todd Platts 27%
Earl Pomeroy 95%
Jon Porter, Sr. 27%
Deborah Pryce 15%
Mark Pryor 85%
George Radanovich 22%
Nick Rahall II 88%
James Ramstad 29%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 39%
Richard Renzi 32%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Laura Richardson 22%
Jay Rockefeller IV 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Mike Rogers 24%
Mike Ross 98%
Steve Rothman 90%
John Salazar 93%
Ken Salazar 97%
William Sali 27%
Jim Saxton 20%
Jean Schmidt 24%
Allyson Schwartz 85%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 83%
John Shadegg 15%
Christopher Shays 32%
Carol Shea-Porter 90%
Heath Shuler 83%
Ike Skelton 78%
Gordon Smith 82%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 98%
Mark Souder 27%
Zack Space 88%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 68%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Stevens 65%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 22%
John Sununu 26%
Betty Sutton 88%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
Gene Taylor 76%
Lee Terry 24%
Todd Tiahrt 34%
John Tierney 83%
Ed Towns 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
Mark Udall 88%
George Voinovich 47%
James Walsh 34%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 53%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 93%
Henry Waxman 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 79%
Anthony Weiner 85%
David Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 22%
Robert Wexler 80%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 88%
Heather Wilson 34%
Frank Wolf 24%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 12%

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