Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2019-2020 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 25%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Independent 75%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Greg Stanton Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Josh Harder Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 47 Katie Porter Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Mayor Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 25%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 75%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 75%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 5 John Rutherford Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 6 Michael Waltz Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 17 Greg Steube Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 21 Brian Mast Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House - 3 Drew Ferguson Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Lucy McBath Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 25%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 50%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 50%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 50%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 50%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 50%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema I 75%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Greg Stanton D 75%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 50%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera D 75%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 75%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 75%
CA U.S. House - 9 Josh Harder D 75%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Jimmy Panetta D 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 75%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz D 75%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar D 75%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 75%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 75%
CA U.S. House - 47 Katie Porter D 75%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin D 75%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters D 75%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA Mayor Karen Bass D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 50%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse D 100%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 25%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow D 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 75%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 75%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 75%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 75%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott R 50%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 0%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 50%
FL U.S. House - 5 John Rutherford R 50%
FL U.S. House - 6 Michael Waltz R 50%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 50%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 50%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 50%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House - 17 Greg Steube R 0%
FL U.S. House - 21 Brian Mast R 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel D 75%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House - 3 Drew Ferguson R 50%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 7 Lucy McBath D 100%
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