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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Wisconsin Farm Bureau

2001-2004 Positions on Agriculture

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 80
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 45
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 95
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 100
WI State Senate 22 Bob Wirch Democratic 50
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 30
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 85
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic 60
Roger Breske 80
Ron Brown 100
Charles Chvala 25
G. Spencer Coggs 45
Russell Decker 65
Michael Ellis 85
Sheila Harsdorf 100
Robert Jauch 55
Theodore Kanavas 95
Neal Kedzie 100
Alan Lasee 100
Julie Lassa 70
Mary Lazich 85
Joseph Leibham 100
Mark Meyer 80
Mary Panzer 100
Jeffrey Plale 80
Tom Reynolds 95
Judith Robson 50
Carol Roessler 95
Dale Schultz 100
Cathy Stepp 95
Robert Welch 100
David Zien 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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