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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ray LaHood 70%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Mary Landrieu 80%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 20%
Dick Lugar 80%
Dan Lungren 20%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Tim Mahoney 90%
Don Manzullo 30%
Jim Marshall 70%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 20%
John McHugh 70%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 20%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 10%
George Miller 90%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 90%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 50%
Tom Petri 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Mark Pryor 90%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Richard Renzi 60%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 40%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 90%
Ken Salazar 90%
William Sali 10%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 30%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 70%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 80%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 70%
Olympia Snowe 90%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 30%
Ted Stevens 70%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 20%
John Sununu 60%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 60%
Lee Terry 20%
Todd Tiahrt 30%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 30%
John Warner 60%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 90%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 30%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 60%

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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