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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 44%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Brian Baird 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 78%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 22%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Artur Davis 44%
James Davis 11%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 67%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 44%
Chris Dodd 67%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 11%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 67%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 67%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 44%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Jane Harman 44%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 56%
William Jefferson 44%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Nancy Johnson 22%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 44%
Dale Kildee 44%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 22%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 44%
Tom Lantos 56%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 11%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 44%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 22%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 56%
Brad Miller 44%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 56%
Jack Murtha 22%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 22%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 44%
John Olver 67%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 44%
Thomas William Osborne 33%
Major Owens 56%
Michael Oxley 11%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 78%
John Peterson 22%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 56%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 11%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 33%
Jim Saxton 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 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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