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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 88%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 52%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 35%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 35%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 23%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 76%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 47%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 52%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 52%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 35%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 52%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 70%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 94%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 47%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 47%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 35%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 35%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 47%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 64%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 76%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 23%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 41%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 23%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 47%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%

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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