Rating Group: National School Boards Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 67%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 40%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 60%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 60%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 60%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 40%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 60%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 40%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 40%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 40%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 40%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 40%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 40%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 40%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 40%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 60%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 60%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 60%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 40%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 60%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 60%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 40%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 60%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 40%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 67%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 60%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 40%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 60%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 40%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 60%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 40%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 40%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 40%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 40%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 40%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 40%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 40%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 40%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 60%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 40%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 40%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 60%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 40%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 40%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 40%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 40%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 60%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 40%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 40%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 40%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 40%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 40%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
Gary Ackerman 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 60%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 40%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 20%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Julia Carson 60%
Edward Case 80%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 40%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 60%
Jo Ann Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 60%
Thomas DeLay 40%
James DeMint 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 40%
Tom Feeney 20%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 80%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 60%
William Frist 33%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40%
Bart Gordon 60%
Mark Green 60%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 40%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 60%
Darlene Hooley 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Duncan Hunter 40%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Ric Keller 40%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 40%
Patrick Kennedy 60%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 67%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Dick Lugar 33%
Don Manzullo 40%
Jim Marshall 80%
Robert Matsui 40%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 40%
John McHugh 40%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Brad Miller 60%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 40%
Ben Nelson 100%
Robert William Ney 40%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 60%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 40%
Major Owens 60%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 60%
John Peterson 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
George Radanovich 40%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 40%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 40%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 20%
Jim Ryun 40%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 20%
John Shadegg 60%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 40%
Donald Sherwood 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 60%
Hilda Solis 60%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 33%
John Sweeney 40%
James Talent 33%
Tom Tancredo 60%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 40%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
Ed Towns 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 60%
Mel Watt 60%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
Lynn Woolsey 60%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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