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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
Rodney Alexander 30%
Wayne Allard 30%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
Brian Baird 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 20%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 30%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Nancy Boyda 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 60%
Jim Bunning 30%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
Dan Burton 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
Chris Cannon 20%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 70%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
Ben Chandler III 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 30%
Norm Coleman 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
David Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 30%
Lincoln Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
Thelma Drake 20%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Terry Everett 30%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 20%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 20%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 70%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 70%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
Judd Gregg 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%

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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