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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Wheat Growers

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
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%
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%
Henry Brown, Jr. 24%
Ginny Brown-Waite 24%
Jim Bunning 35%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 79%
Chris Cannon 15%
Eric Cantor 12%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 90%
Mike Castle 34%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hillary Clinton 65%
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%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
Bart Gordon 88%
Judd Gregg 47%
John Hall 88%
Phil Hare 90%
Jane Harman 85%
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%
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%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ric Keller 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
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%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 76%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 24%
John McHugh 34%
Michael McNulty 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 85%
Brad Miller 93%
Harry Mitchell 73%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 95%
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%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 80%
John Peterson 24%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 27%
Todd Platts 27%
Earl Pomeroy 95%
Jon Porter, Sr. 27%
Deborah Pryce 15%
George Radanovich 22%
James Ramstad 29%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 39%
Richard Renzi 32%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Laura Richardson 22%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Mike Ross 98%
Steve Rothman 90%
Ken Salazar 97%
William Sali 27%
Jim Saxton 20%
Jean Schmidt 24%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 83%
John Shadegg 15%
Christopher Shays 32%
Heath Shuler 83%
Ike Skelton 78%
Gordon Smith 82%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 98%
Hilda Solis 93%
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%

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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