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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 96%
Bill Archer 28%
Richard Armey 31%
John Ashcroft 12%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 30%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 93%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 96%
Bill Barrett 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 32%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
Brian Bilbray 41%
Michael Bilirakis 32%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 79%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 32%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 69%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 29%
Kit Bond 26%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 97%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Leonard Boswell 97%
Rick Boucher 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
Richard Bryan 96%
Ed Bryant 24%
Jim Bunning 36%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
Dan Burton 30%
Steve Buyer 32%
Robert Byrd 74%
Herbert Callahan 31%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 31%
Ben Campbell 35%
Thomas Campbell 38%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 31%
Chris Cannon 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
Julia Carson 96%
Mike Castle 52%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
John Chafee 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 36%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 31%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 96%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 93%
Robert Clement 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 18%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
Michael Collins 24%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 28%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
Merrill Cook 30%
John Cooksey 37%
Jerry Costello 97%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 30%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 39%
Barbara Cubin 31%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 81%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
James Davis 97%
Thomas Davis III 46%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 21%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
Bill Delahunt 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 28%
Peter Deutsch 97%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 37%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Jay Dickey 28%
Norm Dicks 97%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 96%
Julian Dixon 96%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 96%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
David Dreier 26%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 28%
Jennifer Dunn 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 93%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 28%
Thomas Ewing 31%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
Bob Filner 90%
Mark Foley 34%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Tillie Fowler 31%
Barney Frank 93%
Robert Franks 41%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 96%
Elton Gallegly 34%
John Ganske 41%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 32%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Jim Gibbons 34%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 28%
William Goodling 31%
Bart Gordon 86%
Slade Gorton 26%
Porter Goss 31%
Daniel Graham 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
William Phillip Gramm 19%
Rodney Grams 19%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 34%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 96%
James Greenwood 41%
Judd Gregg 30%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 31%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 36%
Tony Hall 93%
James Hansen 23%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 34%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 31%
Joel Hefley 24%

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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