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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Allen 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Mike Ross 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Rob Andrews 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Edward Case 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
Artur Davis 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Norm Dicks 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Bart Gordon 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 95%
Darlene Hooley 95%
Daniel Inouye 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
Jim Marshall 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
Michael McNulty 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
Brad Miller 95%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
Hilda Solis 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
Ed Towns 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
David Wu 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Jane Harman 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
Alan Mollohan 94%
Jack Murtha 94%
Major Owens 94%
Donald Payne 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
Brian Baird 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 90%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
Ben Nelson 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
Pete Stark 90%
Ted Strickland 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
Marion Berry 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
Robert Byrd 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
Robert Cramer 89%
Bob Filner 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
Martin Meehan 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 89%
Dave Obey 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 89%
Steve Rothman 89%
Diane Watson 89%
Robert Wexler 89%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Vic Snyder 88%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Max Baucus 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 85%

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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