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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 90%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 30%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 30%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 90%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Rick Boucher 80%
Barbara Boxer 70%
John Breaux 70%
Corrine Brown 70%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 40%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 22%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 30%
Dave Camp 30%
Ben Campbell 11%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 30%
Saxby Chambliss 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 30%
William Clay, Sr. 78%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 80%
Dan Coats 40%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Thad Cochran 22%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 80%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 13%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Randall Cunningham 30%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Nathan Deal 30%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 90%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 25%
John Duncan, Jr. 40%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 20%
Lane Evans 70%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 30%
Sam Farr 80%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 80%
Mark Foley 30%
Michael Patrick Forbes 30%
Harold Ford, Sr. 78%
Wendell Ford 80%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 30%
Barney Frank 70%
Robert Franks 30%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 40%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%

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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