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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Wheat Growers

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
Gary Ackerman 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 55%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 89%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 96%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
Brian Baird 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 4%
Brian Bilbray 11%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 39%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 61%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
Kit Bond 55%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 32%
Dan Boren 93%
Leonard Boswell 96%
Rick Boucher 86%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 68%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 55%
Ginny Brown-Waite 32%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 46%
Jim Bunning 45%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 4%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
Dan Burton 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 82%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 4%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 32%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
Mike Castle 25%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
Ben Chandler III 82%
Travis Childers 43%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 21%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 32%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 36%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
Jerry Costello 96%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 96%
Artur Davis 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
Geoff Davis 32%
Lincoln Davis 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 96%
James DeMint 15%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
Norm Dicks 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 93%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 86%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 89%
David Dreier 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 18%
Chet Edwards 93%
Vern Ehlers 21%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
Brad Ellsworth 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
John Ensign 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
Bob Etheridge 96%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
Russ Feingold 65%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Bob Filner 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 4%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 32%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 36%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
Barney Frank 89%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 14%
Elton Gallegly 32%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 86%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 39%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 39%
Bart Gordon 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89%
Judd Gregg 35%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
John Hall 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
Phil Hare 96%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
Jane Harman 68%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 4%
Wally Herger, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 96%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 93%
Baron Hill 82%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 89%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
Paul Hodes 89%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Thomas Holden 96%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 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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