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Special Interest Groups

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

2010 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 50%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 50%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 50%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%

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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