or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 36%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 82%
Richard Armey 9%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 18%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 91%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 82%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 18%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 18%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Robert Borski, Jr. 82%
Leonard Boswell 82%
Rick Boucher 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
John Breaux 64%
Henry Brown, Jr. 18%
Ed Bryant 9%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 9%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 91%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 36%
Chris Cannon 9%
Jean Carnahan 91%
Brad Carson 73%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 27%
Eva Clayton 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 82%
Robert Clement 55%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 18%
Larry Combest 9%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 91%
John Cooksey 18%
Jon Corzine 91%
Jerry Costello 73%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 91%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Thomas Daschle 91%
James Davis 91%
Jo Ann Davis 9%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 9%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 91%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 91%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
John Edwards 91%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 18%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
Philip English 18%
John Ensign 27%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 91%
Terry Everett 18%
Russ Feingold 82%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 18%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 9%
Harold Ford, Jr. 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Barney Frank 91%
William Frist 18%
Jonas Frost III 91%
Elton Gallegly 18%
John Ganske 36%
George Gekas 18%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 18%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 9%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 91%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Mark Green 18%
James Greenwood 18%
Judd Gregg 18%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 18%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 9%
Jane Harman 82%
Melissa Hart 18%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 18%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 9%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Baron Hill 64%
Van Hilleary 18%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
David Lee Hobson 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 73%
Ernest Hollings 91%
Darlene Hooley 82%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kenny Hulshof 9%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 27%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Henry Hyde 18%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 73%
William Lewis Jenkins 18%
Christopher John 64%
Nancy Johnson 18%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Ric Keller 18%
Sue Kelly 18%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 9%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 82%
James Kolbe 18%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 27%
Nicholas Lampson 64%
Tom Lantos 91%
Steve LaTourette 18%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 91%
John Linder 9%
William Lipinski 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 18%
William Luther 82%
James Maloney 73%
Don Manzullo 18%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 82%
Karen McCarthy 82%
James McCrery III 9%

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.

Back to top