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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 44%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 44%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 78%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 17%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 22%
George Allen 22%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Joe Barton 25%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 17%
Bob Bennett 22%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 89%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Tim Bishop 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 17%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 33%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Bob Brady 83%
Corrine Brown 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Sam Brownback 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 17%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 17%
Lois Capps 67%
Mike Capuano 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
Lincoln Chafee 44%
Saxby Chambliss 38%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Howard Coble 17%
Thad Cochran 33%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 100%

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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