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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
Donald Payne 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
Tom Lantos 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
Michael McNulty 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
Pete Stark 80%
Ed Towns 80%
Diane Watson 78%
Steve Rothman 75%
Thomas Allen 70%
Melissa Bean 70%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
Bill Delahunt 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 70%
William Jefferson 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 70%
Martin Meehan 70%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 70%
Vic Snyder 70%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 70%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Max Baucus 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
Kent Conrad 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
Russ Feingold 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Daniel Inouye 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
Julia Carson 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60%
Jane Harman 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60%
Dennis Moore 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
Mel Watt 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Bob Filner 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Dave Obey 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
Ken Salazar 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 44%
Jerry Costello 44%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 44%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Brian Baird 40%
Judy Biggert 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
Leonard Boswell 40%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Darlene Hooley 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
Brad Miller 40%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ron Paul 40%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 40%
Mike Ross 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
Bart Stupak 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Craig 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Byron Dorgan 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
Herb Kohl 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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