But At Least He's Good For The Farmers ... Or Not
You'd expect Tim Johnson to be a reliable voice in Congress for the farmer, wouldn't you?
You'd be wrong.
The National Farmer's Union -- an organization founded in 1902, which today has "a membership of 250,000 farm and ranch families" and "continues its original mission to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities" -- keeps score. And Tim Johnson gets a failing grade.
Johnson scored a whopping 50% for the 2005-06 congressional session. And that's the best he's ever done. In 2003-04, he scored a mere 33%. And in 2001-02, it was 30%. (You can see details and methodology for the last two terms here. Those details aren't available for 2001-02, but the scores are here.)
Honestly, if Tim Johnson's not a reliable friend of the farmer, what does he have left?