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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Parent Teacher Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 30%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%

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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