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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Ed Bryant 29%
Dale Bumpers 94%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 31%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 94%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 43%
Chris Cannon 43%
Julia Carson 93%
Mike Castle 57%
John Chafee 69%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 21%
Jon Lynn Christensen 43%
William Clay, Sr. 71%
Eva Clayton 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 85%
Michael Collins 43%
Larry Combest 36%
Gary Condit 79%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 31%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 31%
Robert Cramer 93%
Philip Crane 29%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Randall Cunningham 43%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 79%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 86%
Thomas DeLay 43%
Ronald Dellums 79%
Peter Deutsch 93%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 29%
Norm Dicks 93%
Julian Dixon 93%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
Calvin Dooley 92%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 38%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 57%
John Ensign 43%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 36%
Thomas Ewing 43%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 25%
Harris Fawell 64%
Victor Fazio 93%
Russ Feingold 88%
Bob Filner 86%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Wendell Ford 81%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 43%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 85%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 31%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 43%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 38%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Newt Gingrich 33%
John Glenn 88%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 43%
Bart Gordon 86%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 88%
William Phillip Gramm 19%
Rodney Grams 19%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 43%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 93%
James Hansen 36%
Jane Harman 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 43%
Joel Hefley 29%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 36%
Rick Hill 36%
Van Hilleary 21%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 69%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 31%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 62%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 36%
Asa Hutchinson 43%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 31%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 29%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 79%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 57%
Christopher John 79%
Jay Johnson 100%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 31%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 86%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 94%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 71%
Jay Kim 50%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Ronald Klink 93%
Scott Klug 54%

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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