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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Walsh 33%
Wesley Watkins 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Ed Whitfield 33%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
Frank Wolf 33%
George Allen 30%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
John Ensign 30%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 30%
Ted Stevens 30%
John Warner 30%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kit Bond 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
Frank Murkowski 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
Craig Thomas 20%
Fred Thompson 20%
Richard Armey 16%
Bob Barr, Jr. 16%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 16%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 16%
Ed Bryant 16%
Dan Burton 16%
Dave Camp 16%
Chris Cannon 16%
Howard Coble 16%
Larry Combest 16%
Ander Crenshaw 16%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 16%
Jo Ann Davis 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 16%
Thomas DeLay 16%
James DeMint 16%
John Doolittle 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 16%
Mark Foley 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 16%
Gilbert Gutknecht 16%
James Hansen 16%
Doc Hastings 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 16%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 16%
Jack Kingston 16%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Ron Lewis 16%
John Linder 16%
James McCrery III 16%
John Mica 16%
Dan Miller 16%
Gary Miller 16%
Sue Myrick 16%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 16%
James Nussle 16%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
George Radanovich 16%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 16%
Nick Smith 16%
Mark Souder 16%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Charles Taylor 16%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 16%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 16%
David Vitter 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
Jim Bunning 10%
Larry Craig 10%
William Frist 10%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
Jon Kyl 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Don Nickles 10%
Rick Santorum 10%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Brian Kerns 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
George Voinovich 0%
David Weldon 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 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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