Rating Group: National School Boards Association

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
John Breaux 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Don Nickles 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%

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