Rating Group: National Education Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 15%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Beauprez 20%
Bob Bennett 32%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 21%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 26%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 89%
Chris Cannon 12%
Eric Cantor 20%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 95%
Mike Castle 37%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Chris Chocola 20%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 85%
Christopher Cox 15%
Larry Craig 16%
Robert Cramer 89%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 16%
Artur Davis 95%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 16%
James DeMint 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 95%
Chris Dodd 80%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 22%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 32%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 16%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 85%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 89%
Mark Foley 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 19%
Barney Frank 90%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 21%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 95%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Jane Harman 94%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 35%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Thomas Holden 85%
Darlene Hooley 95%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 22%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 95%
James Merrill Jeffords 84%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
Ric Keller 21%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 33%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 84%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 30%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
James McCrery III 20%
John McHugh 45%
Michael McNulty 95%
Martin Meehan 89%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 94%
Dennis Moore 85%
Jack Murtha 94%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 16%
Ben Nelson 90%
Robert William Ney 35%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Major Owens 94%
Michael Oxley 15%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
Todd Platts 45%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 84%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
Deborah Pryce 20%
George Radanovich 21%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 21%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 89%
Jim Ryun 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 85%
Rick Santorum 21%
Paul Sarbanes 85%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Shadegg 15%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
Christopher Shays 32%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 55%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 88%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Ted Stevens 35%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 21%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 21%
James Talent 25%
Tom Tancredo 15%
John Tanner 78%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 55%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 21%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 35%
Diane Watson 89%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 21%
W. Curtis Weldon 22%
Gerald Weller 21%
Robert Wexler 89%
Heather Wilson 35%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Bill Young 26%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 79%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 95%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 95%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 85%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 60%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 84%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 95%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 95%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 95%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 90%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 85%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 90%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 84%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 89%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 89%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 85%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 84%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 95%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 95%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 94%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 85%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 85%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 83%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 21%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 21%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 20%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 31%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 30%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 30%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 20%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 35%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 20%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 20%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 15%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 32%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 35%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 21%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 16%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 26%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 28%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 32%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 26%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 35%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 16%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 20%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 15%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 25%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 21%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 16%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 16%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 21%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 35%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 21%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 21%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 30%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 26%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 26%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 35%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 21%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 26%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 16%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 20%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 26%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 28%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 18%

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.