Rating Group: National Association of Wheat Growers

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 30%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 40%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 43%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 32%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 4%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 82%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 96%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 96%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 96%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 86%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 96%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 29%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 89%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 68%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 89%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 96%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 93%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 7%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 86%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 82%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 96%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 86%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 82%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 4%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 4%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 89%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 82%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 96%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 96%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 86%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 96%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 7%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 68%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 39%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 89%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 46%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 96%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 43%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 32%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 96%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 7%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 96%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 4%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 7%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 21%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 86%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 14%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 86%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 93%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 36%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 32%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 36%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 21%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 68%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 7%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 89%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 32%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 96%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 55%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 55%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 36%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 93%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 32%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 86%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 75%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 64%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 93%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 89%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 96%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 96%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 29%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 32%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 96%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 46%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 93%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 86%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 96%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 25%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 89%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 18%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 96%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 39%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 65%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 40%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 82%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 36%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 96%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 21%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 89%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 36%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 21%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 29%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 89%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 21%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 7%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 14%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 82%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 65%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 7%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 89%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 11%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 86%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 93%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 96%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 89%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 89%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 89%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 96%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 82%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 7%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 21%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 36%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 32%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 39%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 61%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 82%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 96%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 93%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 36%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 89%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 89%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 14%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 55%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 55%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 93%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 96%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 55%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 54%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 14%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 93%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 50%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 39%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 32%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 4%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 7%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 25%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 96%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 29%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 36%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 32%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 89%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 32%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 21%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 4%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 96%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 89%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 96%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 32%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 40%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 32%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 93%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 32%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 39%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 93%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 75%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 96%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 25%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 32%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 68%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 82%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 4%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 54%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 68%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 4%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 4%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 36%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 96%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 40%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 14%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 89%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 96%
Brian Baird 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 46%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 4%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Kit Bond 55%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Dan Boren 93%
Leonard Boswell 96%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Ginny Brown-Waite 32%
Jim Bunning 45%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
Eric Cantor 4%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 93%
Mike Castle 25%
Ben Chandler III 82%
Travis Childers 43%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 96%
Artur Davis 89%
Geoff Davis 32%
Lincoln Davis 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
James DeMint 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
Norm Dicks 93%
Chris Dodd 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 7%
Chet Edwards 93%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Brad Ellsworth 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Russ Feingold 65%
Bob Filner 93%
Barney Frank 89%
Elton Gallegly 32%
Gabrielle Giffords 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Bart Gordon 96%
Judd Gregg 35%
John Hall 93%
Phil Hare 96%
Jane Harman 68%
Wally Herger, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 96%
Baron Hill 82%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
Paul Hodes 89%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Thomas Holden 96%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 11%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 96%
Tim Johnson 57%
Steve Kagen 96%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Ron Klein 96%
Herb Kohl 85%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 20%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 7%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 11%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Don Manzullo 29%
Jim Marshall 82%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 32%
John McHugh 39%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 93%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 86%
Brad Miller 96%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 93%
Patrick Murphy 86%
Jack Murtha 93%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 85%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Ron Paul 4%
Donald Payne 79%
Todd Platts 32%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
George Radanovich 25%
Denny Rehberg 36%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Laura Richardson 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 93%
Mike Ross 96%
Steve Rothman 89%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 75%
John Shadegg 7%
Heath Shuler 93%
Ike Skelton 96%
Olympia Snowe 95%
Vic Snyder 96%
Mark Souder 32%
Zack Space 96%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 96%
Pete Stark 54%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Bart Stupak 96%
John Sullivan 18%
Betty Sutton 96%
John Tanner 89%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Gene Taylor 93%
Todd Tiahrt 14%
Ed Towns 96%
George Voinovich 25%
Zach Wamp 14%
Diane Watson 96%
Mel Watt 96%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
Anthony Weiner 79%
Robert Wexler 75%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 96%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
David Wu 79%
Bill Young 11%

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