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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Gary Ackerman 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 70%
Rob Andrews 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 50%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 10%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 30%
Julia Carson 60%
Mike Castle 10%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Donna Christensen 10%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 44%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 20%
Artur Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Bill Delahunt 70%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 40%
John Dingell 30%
Chris Dodd 67%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Eni Faleomavaega 10%
Russ Feingold 67%
Bob Filner 50%
Barney Frank 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 33%
Charles Hagel 33%
Ralph Hall 10%
Tom Harkin 67%
Jane Harman 60%
Doc Hastings 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Thomas Holden 10%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Darlene Hooley 40%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 70%
Tim Johnson 30%
Timothy Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Herb Kohl 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 22%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Lantos 90%
Tom Latham 20%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
Carl Levin 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Jim Matheson 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 44%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
Mike McIntyre 10%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 70%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
Mike Michaud 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 70%
George Miller 60%
Brad Miller 40%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Jack Murtha 40%
Ben Nelson 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 22%
Todd Platts 20%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Mark Pryor 33%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 50%
James Ramstad 30%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 75%
John Salazar 20%
Ken Salazar 50%
Allyson Schwartz 40%
Christopher Shays 50%
Ike Skelton 10%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 70%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 80%
Ted Stevens 33%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sununu 33%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
Gene Taylor 20%
Lee Terry 10%
Craig Thomas 0%
John Tierney 70%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
Mark Udall 70%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 11%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 78%
Mel Watt 60%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 50%
Robert Wexler 40%
Heather Wilson 10%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 56%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 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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