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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 97%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 26%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 31%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 98%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 62%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 78%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 98%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 31%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 48%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 68%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 28%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 43%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 42%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 68%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 30%
Neil Abercrombie 33%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 32%
Wayne Allard 88%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 77%
Richard Armey 80%
John Ashcroft 84%
Spencer Bachus 90%
Henry Scott Baesler 74%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 98%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Joe Barton 82%
Charlie Bass 68%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 95%
Max Baucus 63%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Howard Berman 29%
Joe Biden, Jr. 47%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
John Boehner 93%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 95%
David Edward Bonior 35%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Rick Boucher 50%
Barbara Boxer 37%
John Breaux 74%
Corrine Brown 40%
George Brown, Jr. 38%
Sam Brownback 82%
Richard Bryan 26%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 21%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 95%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 16%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Dave Camp 95%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 59%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 58%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 88%
Jon Lynn Christensen 85%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 35%
Robert Clement 69%
Dan Coats 84%
Howard Coble 95%
Thomas Coburn 87%
Thad Cochran 100%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 93%
Kent Conrad 37%
John Conyers, Jr. 15%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 89%
Christopher Cox 82%
William Coyne 18%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 88%
Philip Crane 87%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Alfonse D'Amato 79%
Patsy Ann Danner 88%
Thomas Daschle 42%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Nathan Deal 88%
Thomas DeLay 87%
Peter Deutsch 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Jay Dickey 95%
Norm Dicks 35%
John Dingell 41%
Julian Dixon 33%
Chris Dodd 21%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
Calvin Dooley 74%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 42%
David Dreier 92%
John Duncan, Jr. 79%
Jennifer Dunn 90%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 66%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 65%
Philip English 73%
John Ensign 73%
Lane Evans 30%
Terry Everett 93%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
Sam Farr 38%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 22%
Harris Fawell 65%
Victor Fazio 62%
Russ Feingold 21%
Bob Filner 42%
Thomas Foglietta 18%
Mark Foley 85%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Harold Ford, Sr. 35%
Wendell Ford 53%
Tillie Fowler 82%
Jon David Fox 55%
Barney Frank 23%
Robert Franks 50%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 53%
William Frist 89%
Jonas Frost III 87%
Elizabeth Furse 36%
Elton Gallegly 88%

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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