Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 10%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 20%
Dan Burton 10%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 10%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Eric Cantor 20%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 13%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Mark Critz 80%
Geoff Davis 20%
James DeMint 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 90%
David Dreier 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Filner 70%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Michael Grimm 40%
Kay Hagan 100%
Ralph Hall 20%
Colleen Hanabusa 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 13%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 40%
Walter Jones, Sr. 40%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jack Kingston 20%
Larry Kissell 70%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Jeff Landry 20%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 50%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 38%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 20%
Mike Michaud 90%
Gary Miller 10%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 75%
Alan Nunnelee 20%
John Olver 80%
Bill Owens 80%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 20%
Tom Petri 20%
Todd Platts 30%
Mark Pryor 100%
Ben Quayle 20%
Nick Rahall II 90%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 90%
Jon Runyan 20%
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%
John Sullivan 20%
Betty Sutton 90%
Lee Terry 20%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 80%
Bob Turner 20%
Mark Udall 100%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 20%
Frank Wolf 40%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 20%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top