Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 62%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 67%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 44%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 44%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 17%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 83%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 80%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 67%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 44%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 44%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 44%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 25%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 78%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 83%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 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%
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%
Corrine Brown 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 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%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 33%
Lincoln Chafee 44%
Saxby Chambliss 38%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 17%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Howard Coble 17%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Conyers, Jr. 75%
Jon Corzine 44%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 33%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 25%
Ander Crenshaw 17%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 80%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 67%
John Dingell 60%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 43%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 38%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 40%
Sam Farr 50%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 67%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 78%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Randy Forbes 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Trent Franks 17%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Scott Garrett 17%
Jim Gerlach 33%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 33%
Judd Gregg 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Charles Hagel 56%
Ralph Hall 33%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 17%
Doc Hastings 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Tim Holden 83%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Mike Honda 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Richard Keller 20%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 78%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Jack Kingston 17%
Mark Kirk 20%
John Kline 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 40%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 44%
James Leach 83%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 44%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 67%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 83%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 33%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Buck McKeon 50%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
John Mica 40%
Mike Michaud 83%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Candice Miller 33%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 33%
Brad Miller 67%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
Tim Murphy 33%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 89%
Randy Neugebauer 33%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 33%
Tom Petri 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 89%
Adam Putnam 17%
George Radanovich 25%
Nick Rahall II 83%
James Ramstad 33%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 17%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 83%
Jim Ryun 17%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 83%
Rick Santorum 11%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 17%
John Shadegg 17%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 33%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 67%
Gordon Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 12%
John Sweeney 17%
James Talent 44%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 83%
Lee Terry 17%
Craig Thomas 22%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 67%
David Vitter 33%
George Voinovich 22%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Henry Waxman 60%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 17%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 17%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 83%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 20%

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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