Rating Group: National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 38%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 31%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 31%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 39%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 34%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 27%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 38%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 34%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 31%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 31%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 37%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 34%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 38%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 34%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 96%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 96%
Bill Archer 28%
Richard Armey 31%
John Ashcroft 12%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 30%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Joe Barton 17%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 33%
Max Baucus 89%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 39%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 34%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 38%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 93%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 97%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 31%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 31%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 79%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 26%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 39%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 89%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 86%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 34%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 27%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 38%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 93%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 96%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 93%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 93%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 96%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 34%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 21%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 31%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 89%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 29%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 97%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 96%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 38%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 97%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 89%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 31%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 21%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 85%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 37%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 11%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 34%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 21%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 38%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 21%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 34%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 97%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 96%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 89%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 90%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 93%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 96%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 96%
Bill Archer 28%
Richard Armey 31%
John Ashcroft 12%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 30%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 89%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Joe Barton 17%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 33%
Max Baucus 89%
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