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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National School Boards Association

2002 Positions

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

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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