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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%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 70%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 30%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 20%
Rob Andrews 80%
Steve Austria 20%
Kelly Ayotte 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 70%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 25%
John Barrow 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
Charlie Bass 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
Max Baucus 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Dan Benishek 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Rick Berg 20%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Bruce Braley 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
Paul Broun 10%
Corrine Brown 100%
Scott Brown 38%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 20%
Ann Marie Buerkle 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 10%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Eric Cantor 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 20%
Lois Capps 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 60%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Dan Coats 25%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 90%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
Chip Cravaack 20%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 20%
Ander Crenshaw 20%
Mark Critz 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Bob Dold 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
David Dreier 30%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 90%
Renee Ellmers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 20%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 70%
Stephen Fincher 20%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 20%
John Fleming, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 20%
Randy Forbes 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 20%
Scott Garrett 10%
Jim Gerlach 20%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 20%
Chris Gibson 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
Phil Gingrey 20%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva 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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