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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 80%
Steve Austria 20%
Kelly Ayotte 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 70%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 20%
John Barrow 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Dan Benishek 20%
Rick Berg 20%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 10%
Corrine Brown 100%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 20%
Dan Burton 10%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 10%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Eric Cantor 20%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 25%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 13%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Ander Crenshaw 20%
Mark Critz 80%
Geoff Davis 20%
James DeMint 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 90%
Bob Dold 30%
David Dreier 30%
Donna Edwards 100%
Renee Ellmers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
John Ensign 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Bob Filner 70%
Stephen Fincher 20%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
John Fleming, Jr. 10%
Randy Forbes 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Scott Garrett 10%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Chris Gibson 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Michael Grimm 40%
Frank Guinta 20%
Kay Hagan 100%
Janice Hahn 100%
Ralph Hall 20%
Richard Hanna 30%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 20%
Joe Heck, Jr. 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Tim Huelskamp 0%
Robert Hurt 20%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 13%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 40%
Walter Jones, Sr. 40%
John Kerry 88%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jack Kingston 20%
Mark Kirk 0%
Larry Kissell 70%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 50%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 38%
Cynthia Lummis 20%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Jim McDermott 100%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 20%
John Mica 20%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 20%
Gary Miller 10%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 10%
Brad Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 75%
Randy Neugebauer 30%
Rich Nugent 20%
Alan Nunnelee 20%
John Olver 80%
Bill Owens 80%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 20%
Tom Petri 20%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 30%
Mike Pompeo 10%
Mark Pryor 100%
Ben Quayle 20%
Nick Rahall II 90%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Harry Reid 88%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Reid Ribble 20%
Laura Richardson 100%
Scott Rigell 10%
David Rivera 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 90%
Jon Runyan 20%
Loretta Sanchez 90%
Bobby Schilling 20%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Aaron Schock 20%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Heath Shuler 60%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 10%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Marlin Stutzman 0%
John Sullivan 20%
Betty Sutton 90%
Lee Terry 20%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 80%
Bob Turner 20%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 13%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 20%
Lynn Westmoreland 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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