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Rating Group: National Education Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 21%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 21%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Beauprez 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Bob Bennett 32%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 21%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 20%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 26%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 31%
Dan Burton 22%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
Chris Cannon 12%
Eric Cantor 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 30%
Edward Case 95%
Mike Castle 37%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Chris Chocola 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 85%
Christopher Cox 15%
Larry Craig 16%
Robert Cramer 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 18%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 16%
Artur Davis 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 16%
James DeMint 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
David Dreier 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 22%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 32%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 15%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 84%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
Mark Foley 22%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 19%
Barney Frank 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 16%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 30%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 21%
Paul Gillmor 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 16%
Bart Gordon 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 32%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 32%
Mark Green 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
Judd Gregg 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
Jane Harman 94%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%

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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