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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 37%
John Peterson 31%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Owen Pickett 86%
Richard Pombo 14%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 39%
Deborah Pryce 38%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 26%
James Ramstad 59%
Ralph Regula 45%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Bob Riley 30%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 97%
Charles Robb 89%
Ciro Rodriguez 97%
Timothy Roemer 90%
James Rogan 34%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 48%
Jim Ryun 18%
Martin Olav Sabo 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
Rick Santorum 26%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Jim Saxton 46%
Joe Scarborough 11%
Robert Schaffer 21%
John Shadegg 21%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 38%
Christopher Shays 41%
E.G. Shuster 32%
Norman Sisisky 93%
Joseph Skeen 34%
Ike Skelton 88%
Gordon Smith 33%
Nick Smith 32%
Bob Smith 15%
Olympia Snowe 41%
Vic Snyder 97%
Mark Souder 39%
Arlen Specter 74%
Floyd Spence 34%
John Spratt, Jr. 97%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 21%
Charles Stenholm 83%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 97%
Bob Stump 17%
Bart Stupak 93%
John Sununu 34%
James Talent 25%
John Tanner 89%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
William Tauzin 33%
Charles Taylor 29%
Gene Taylor 41%
Craig Thomas 26%
William Thomas 38%
Fred Thompson 26%
Karen Thurman 97%
Strom Thurmond 30%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
Robert Torricelli 85%
Ed Towns 88%
James Traficant, Jr. 79%
James Turner 90%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 39%
Zach Wamp 28%
John Warner 30%
Wesley Watkins 37%
Mel Watt 89%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 34%
David Weldon 21%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 38%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 38%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 97%
Bill Young 32%

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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