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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 11%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 91%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 5%
Max Baucus 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Anthony Beilenson 91%
Bob Bennett 12%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Douglas Bereuter 5%
Howard Berman 95%
Tom Bevill 73%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Brian Bilbray 9%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Peter Blute 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 32%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 5%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
Hank Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 94%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 18%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 47%
Thomas Campbell 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
Mike Castle 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 44%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 95%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
William Cohen 42%
Ronald Coleman 91%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 59%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 11%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 59%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 77%
Thomas Daschle 94%
Thomas Davis III 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
E. Kika de la Garza 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 86%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 94%
Robert Dornan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 5%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 24%
John Ensign 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 83%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 5%
Victor Fazio 95%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 95%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 18%
Thomas Foglietta 95%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 5%
Wendell Ford 94%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 18%
Barney Frank 95%
Gary Franks 18%
Robert Franks 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 5%
Dan Frisa 0%
William Frist 17%
Jonas Frost III 95%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 91%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Pete Geren 27%
Sam Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Benjamin Gilman 18%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 77%
Slade Gorton 22%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 6%
Rodney Grams 0%

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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