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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 36%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 43%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 54%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 31%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 77%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 31%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 57%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 31%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 29%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 86%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 79%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 44%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 43%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 29%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 94%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 36%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 54%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 31%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 29%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 36%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 31%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 36%
Richard Armey 43%
John Ashcroft 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 46%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 86%
Bob Barr, Jr. 29%
Bill Barrett 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 43%
Max Baucus 88%
Bob Bennett 31%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 57%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 43%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 29%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Sonny Bono 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 86%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 75%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 94%

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.

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