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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
John Glenn 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Paul Simon 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Howard Berman 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
William Clay, Sr. 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Norm Dicks 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Victor Fazio 95%
Floyd Flake 95%
Thomas Foglietta 95%
Barney Frank 95%
Jonas Frost III 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Henry Gonzalez 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
John LaFalce 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
William Luther 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
Robert Matsui 95%
Karen McCarthy 95%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
Bruce Vento 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
Richard Bryan 94%
Thomas Daschle 94%
Byron Dorgan 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
Wendell Ford 94%
Daniel Graham 94%
Ernest Hollings 94%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Herb Kohl 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
Charles Robb 94%
Louis Stokes 94%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
Clay Pell 92%
David Pryor 92%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 91%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
Anthony Beilenson 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
Ronald Coleman 91%
Elizabeth Furse 91%
Harry Johnston 91%
Earl Pomeroy 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
Bill Richardson 91%
Pat Schroeder 91%
David Skaggs 91%
Ray Thornton 91%
Esteban Edward Torres 91%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Bob Wise, Jr. 91%
Rob Andrews 90%
James Barcia 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
John Bryant 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
E. Kika de la Garza 90%
Sam Gibbons 90%
Thomas Manton 90%
Martin Meehan 90%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Dave Obey 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Karen Thurman 90%
Michael Ward 90%
Pat Williams 90%
Russ Feingold 89%
Joe Lieberman 89%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89%
Henry Scott Baesler 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
Peter Deutsch 86%
Calvin Dooley 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
Tony Hall 86%
W.G. Hefner 86%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
Ronald Klink 86%
Michael McNulty 86%
Jack Murtha 86%
Bart Stupak 86%
Jane Harman 85%
Max Baucus 83%
John Breaux 83%
Robert Byrd 83%
Jim Exon 83%
Bob Kerrey 83%

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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