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Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 44%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 44%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 44%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 44%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
Julia Carson 78%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 43%
Hillary Clinton 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
Barbara Cubin 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 43%
Artur Davis 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 44%
James Davis 11%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 44%
Bill Delahunt 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 44%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 56%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 44%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 44%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 56%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 44%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 44%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 67%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Jane Harman 44%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 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.

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