Rating Group: National Farmers Union

1996 Positions

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.


Page 1 of 5
results per page:
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 46%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 53%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 57%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 47%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 69%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 47%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 73%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 47%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 27%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 53%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 31%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 73%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 27%
Spencer Bachus 47%
Henry Scott Baesler 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 47%
James Barcia 87%
Bob Barr, Jr. 27%
Bill Barrett 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 36%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 43%
Max Baucus 87%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 67%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 47%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 53%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Rick Boucher 87%
Barbara Boxer 87%
John Breaux 73%
Corrine Brown 79%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 23%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 46%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 87%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 60%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 73%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 53%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 57%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 47%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 53%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 53%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 87%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 69%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 47%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 77%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 82%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 93%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 87%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 33%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 87%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 73%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 47%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 60%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 64%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 27%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 71%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 27%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 53%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 79%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 87%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 73%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 67%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 31%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 93%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 73%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 33%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 27%
Spencer Bachus 47%
Henry Scott Baesler 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 47%
James Barcia 87%
Bob Barr, Jr. 27%
Bill Barrett 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 36%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 43%
Max Baucus 87%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 67%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 47%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 53%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Rick Boucher 87%
Barbara Boxer 87%
John Breaux 73%
Corrine Brown 79%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 23%
Page 1 of 5
arrow_upward