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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 30%
Richard Armey 30%
John Ashcroft 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
Cass Ballenger 30%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 40%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 44%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 11%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 30%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 30%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 37%
Ben Campbell 20%
Thomas Campbell 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
Chris Cannon 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 77%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 40%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
Michael Collins 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Merrill Cook 20%
John Cooksey 20%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 22%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
Barbara Cubin 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
Randall Cunningham 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
James Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
Thomas DeLay 30%
James DeMint 20%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 10%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 30%
Thomas Ewing 30%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 80%
Peter Fitzgerald 40%
Ernest Fletcher 20%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Tillie Fowler 30%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 30%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 90%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
Mark Green 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 22%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%

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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