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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Education Association

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 92%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 92%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 92%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 17%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 92%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen 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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