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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 10%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Spencer Bachus 30%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 10%

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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