Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 57%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 71%
J. Gresham Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 71%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 43%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 29%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 14%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 43%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
Chris Cannon 17%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 57%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
Julia Carson 43%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
Edward Case 29%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 57%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 43%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 83%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 43%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 25%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 43%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 71%
Barbara Cubin 29%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 71%
Artur Davis 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 71%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 43%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 57%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 57%
Bill Delahunt 71%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Norm Dicks 57%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 57%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 43%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 71%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 43%
Philip English 14%
John Ensign 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 57%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 43%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 57%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 57%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 14%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 14%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 43%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 43%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
Jane Harman 43%
Katherine Harris 14%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 60%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 71%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 43%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 57%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 43%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 43%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 43%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 43%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
William Jefferson 43%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
Nancy Johnson 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 14%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 71%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Mark Kennedy 14%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 57%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 43%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 14%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 57%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 57%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 71%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 71%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 29%
Dick Lugar 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 57%
Connie Mack IV 71%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 71%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 43%
Jim Marshall 29%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 71%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 71%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 86%
John McHugh 14%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Michael McNulty 57%
Martin Meehan 71%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 43%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 57%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 71%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 57%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 43%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Jack Murtha 29%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 71%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Robert William Ney 29%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
James Nussle 14%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Dave Obey 43%
John Olver 71%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 43%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 43%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 71%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 86%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 43%
John Peterson 43%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Todd Platts 14%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 14%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 86%
Deborah Pryce 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 71%
James Ramstad 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 14%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 14%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 43%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 43%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 57%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 86%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 43%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 43%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 43%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 57%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 57%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Ike Skelton 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 57%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 43%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 29%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 57%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 43%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 43%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 43%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 57%
Ed Towns 86%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 43%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 57%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 57%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 29%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 57%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 71%
Anthony Weiner 57%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 14%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 67%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
David Wu 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
Albert Wynn 43%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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