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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
William Coyne 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 97%
Leonard Boswell 97%
Jerry Costello 97%
James Davis 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
Peter Deutsch 97%
Norm Dicks 97%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
Paul Kanjorski 97%
Dale Kildee 97%
Nicholas Lampson 97%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 97%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 97%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 97%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 97%
Ciro Rodriguez 97%
Vic Snyder 97%
John Spratt, Jr. 97%
Ted Strickland 97%
Karen Thurman 97%
Albert Wynn 97%
Rob Andrews 96%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 96%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
Richard Bryan 96%
Julia Carson 96%
Eva Clayton 96%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 96%
Julian Dixon 96%
Calvin Dooley 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
Jonas Frost III 96%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 96%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
James Maloney 96%
Karen McCarthy 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
John Moakley 96%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 96%
William Jefferson 95%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
Thomas Allen 93%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
Chet Edwards 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Tony Hall 93%
Thomas Holden 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Bob Kerrey 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
Ronald Klink 93%
William Luther 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Major Owens 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
Norman Sisisky 93%
Pete Stark 93%
Bart Stupak 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
Carrie Meek 92%
Alan Mollohan 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Robert Cramer 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Robert Matsui 90%
Jack Murtha 90%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
Timothy Roemer 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
James Turner 90%
James Barcia 89%
Max Baucus 89%
Marion Berry 89%
Robert Clement 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Daniel Graham 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
David Minge 89%
Charles Robb 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
John Tanner 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
Mel Watt 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
Patrick Moynihan 88%
Donald Payne 88%
Ike Skelton 88%
Ed Towns 88%
Paul Wellstone 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%

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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