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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
Howard Berman 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Donald Payne 86%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86%
Pete Stark 86%
Ed Towns 86%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
Bill Delahunt 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 71%
Lane Evans 71%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 71%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
James Leach 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 71%
Connie Mack IV 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 71%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
Martin Meehan 71%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
John Olver 71%
Major Owens 71%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 71%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
Christopher Shays 71%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 71%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
Maurice Hinchey 60%
Thomas Allen 57%
Judy Biggert 57%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 57%
Norm Dicks 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
Harold Ford, Jr. 57%
Barney Frank 57%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 57%
Nancy Johnson 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
Michael McNulty 57%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 57%
Dennis Moore 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
James Ramstad 57%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 57%
Vic Snyder 57%
Gene Taylor 57%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 57%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 57%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 57%
Anthony Weiner 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Herb Kohl 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Marion Berry 43%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 43%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 43%
Julia Carson 43%
Mike Castle 43%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 43%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 43%
Robert Cramer 43%
Lincoln Davis 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 43%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 43%
Bart Gordon 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
Jane Harman 43%
Thomas Holden 43%
Darlene Hooley 43%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 43%
William Jefferson 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
Tim Johnson 43%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 43%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 43%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 43%
Dave Obey 43%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 43%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 43%
Ron Paul 43%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
John Peterson 43%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Mike Ross 43%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 43%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 43%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 43%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 43%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 43%
Albert Wynn 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Ted Strickland 33%

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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