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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

2014 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 50%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 50%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 50%
Rob Andrews 66%
Kelly Ayotte 33%
Michele Bachmann 25%
Spencer Bachus 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
Ron Barber 75%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 33%
John Barrow 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
Max Baucus 66%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Mark Begich 75%
Dan Benishek 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 83%
Kerry Bentivolio 50%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Tim Bishop 50%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
John Boehner 50%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 83%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 50%
Barbara Boxer 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
Bruce Braley 75%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 50%
Paul Broun 50%
Corrine Brown 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
Dave Camp 50%
John Campbell III 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Lois Capps 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 50%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Jeffrey Chiesa 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
Dan Coats 66%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 50%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
Mo Cowan 83%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 50%
Ander Crenshaw 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
John Dingell 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 66%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
Donna Edwards 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 50%
Renee Ellmers 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Bill Enyart 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 50%
Sam Farr 75%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
Stephen Fincher 33%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 83%
Mike Fitzpatrick 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 50%
John Fleming, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 50%
Randy Forbes 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 50%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 50%
Pete Gallego 50%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 75%
Joe Garcia 75%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 50%
Scott Garrett 25%
Jim Gerlach 50%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 50%
Chris Gibson 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
Phil Gingrey 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
Alan Grayson 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
Michael Grimm 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
Kay Hagan 83%
Janice Hahn 50%

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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