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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2007 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Nancy Boyda 100%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 33%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 66%
Robert Cramer 100%
Artur Davis 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 66%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 66%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Ron Klein 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 0%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Mary Landrieu 33%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 66%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Jim Matheson 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 100%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 66%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 33%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 50%

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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