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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 20%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 20%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 20%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 25%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 30%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%

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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