or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of United Latin American Citizens

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Filner 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
Donald Payne 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
Mel Watt 94%
Diane Watson 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
Julia Carson 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
Evan Bayh 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Jon Corzine 88%
Thomas Daschle 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
John Edwards 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 88%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
William Jefferson 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
John Olver 83%
Major Owens 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
Hilda Solis 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Ted Strickland 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
Albert Wynn 83%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
Byron Dorgan 81%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
Daniel Graham 81%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
Ernest Hollings 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
Herb Kohl 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 81%
Blanche Lincoln 81%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
Lane Evans 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 78%
Barney Frank 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 78%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
Tom Lantos 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
Robert Matsui 78%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 78%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 78%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 78%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Steve Rothman 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 78%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%
Bart Stupak 78%
Ed Towns 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 78%
Anthony Weiner 78%
Kent Conrad 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 72%
Gary Ackerman 72%
Howard Berman 72%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 72%
James Davis 72%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 72%
Bill Delahunt 72%
Peter Deutsch 72%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 72%
Baron Hill 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 72%
Nicholas Lampson 72%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 72%
Karen McCarthy 72%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 72%
Jack Murtha 72%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 72%
Ellen Tauscher 72%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 72%
Robert Wexler 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Max Baucus 69%
Robert Byrd 69%
Russ Feingold 69%
Ben Nelson 69%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Jane Harman 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
Dennis Moore 67%
Mike Ross 67%

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.

Back to top