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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1994 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 78%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 44%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 56%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 78%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 78%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 89%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 22%
Richard Armey 33%
Spencer Bachus 44%
Henry Scott Baesler 78%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 38%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 78%
Bill Barrett 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Joe Barton 13%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 38%
Max Baucus 89%
Bob Bennett 44%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 78%
Joe Biden, Jr. 89%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 33%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
Barbara Boxer 89%
John Breaux 67%
Corrine Brown 88%
George Brown, Jr. 71%
Richard Bryan 89%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 56%
Dan Burton 44%
Steve Buyer 56%
Robert Byrd 89%
Herbert Callahan 56%
Dave Camp 50%
Ben Campbell 78%
Mike Castle 67%
John Chafee 67%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 67%
Robert Clement 75%
Dan Coats 56%
Howard Coble 33%
Thad Cochran 44%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 22%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 89%
John Conyers, Jr. 88%
Jerry Costello 89%
Paul Coverdell 44%
Christopher Cox 44%
William Coyne 78%
Larry Craig 44%
Robert Cramer 78%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Alfonse D'Amato 44%
Patsy Ann Danner 89%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Nathan Deal 78%
Thomas DeLay 11%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 78%
John Dingell 78%
Julian Dixon 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 38%
John Duncan, Jr. 30%
Jennifer Dunn 44%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 22%
Sam Farr 75%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Wendell Ford 89%
Tillie Fowler 56%
Barney Frank 67%
Robert Franks 44%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elizabeth Furse 78%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Sam Gejdenson 78%
George Gekas 56%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 78%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Newt Gingrich 38%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 67%
Bob Goodlatte 22%
William Goodling 78%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 29%
Gene Green 86%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 11%
Luis Gutiérrez 67%
Ralph Hall 67%
Tony Hall 88%
Lee Hamilton 78%
James Hansen 22%
Tom Harkin 89%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 38%
Orrin Hatch 44%
Joel Hefley 33%
Willie Hefner 88%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 56%

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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