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Rating Group: National Education Association

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
John Breaux 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
Ben Nelson 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Gary Condit 83%
Robert Cramer 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Barney Frank 83%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Bart Gordon 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
Christopher John 83%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
John LaFalce 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 83%
William Luther 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 83%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Carrie Meek 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
David Phelps 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
Ronnie Shows 83%
Ike Skelton 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Gene Taylor 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Jean Carnahan 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 70%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 66%
Mike Castle 66%
Robert Clement 66%
Thomas Davis III 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
George Gekas 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
Tony Hall 66%
Stephen Horn 66%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 66%
Tim Johnson 66%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 66%
James Leach 66%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 66%
John McHugh 66%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
Robert William Ney 66%
Thomas William Osborne 66%
Todd Platts 66%
Jack Quinn 66%
Denny Rehberg 66%
Marge Roukema 66%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 66%
John Tanner 66%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Ben Campbell 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Philip English 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
John Ganske 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
William Lipinski 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Doug Ose 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
Joseph Skeen 50%
John Sweeney 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Bill Young 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40%
Gordon Smith 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Cass Ballenger 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
Herbert Callahan 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
Michael Collins 33%
John Cooksey 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Terry Everett 33%
Ernest Fletcher 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Porter Goss 33%
Mark Green 33%
James Greenwood 33%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
Van Hilleary 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Henry Hyde 33%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Ric Keller 33%
Mark Kennedy 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
James Kolbe 33%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 33%
Anne Northup 33%
Michael Oxley 33%
John Peterson 33%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Richard Pombo 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 33%
Bob Riley 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
Edward Schrock 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 33%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
Bob Stump 33%
John Sununu 33%
William Tauzin 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33%
William Thomas 33%

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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