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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 11%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 66%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 30%
Richard Armey 30%
John Ashcroft 20%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
Cass Ballenger 30%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%

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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