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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 12%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 39%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 30%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 34%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 96%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 31%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 31%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 38%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 39%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 24%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 34%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 38%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 38%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 31%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 34%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 34%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 31%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 28%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 36%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 21%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 31%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 21%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 34%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 37%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 31%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 96%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 96%
Bill Archer 28%
Richard Armey 31%
John Ashcroft 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 30%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Max Baucus 89%
Bob Bennett 32%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 89%
Brian Bilbray 41%
Michael Bilirakis 32%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 69%
Kit Bond 26%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 97%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Leonard Boswell 97%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
John Breaux 78%

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.

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