Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 40%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 40%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 10%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 70%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 30%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 70%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 44%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 60%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 30%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 70%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 30%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 20%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 30%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 30%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 90%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 70%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 70%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 33%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 30%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 30%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 60%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 30%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 70%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 30%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 10%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 40%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 70%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 40%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 70%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 70%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 10%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 10%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 10%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 10%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 67%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 60%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 30%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 30%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 10%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 10%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 10%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 10%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 10%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 70%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 70%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 40%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 30%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 10%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 60%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 40%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 30%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 75%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 70%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 30%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 44%
Gary Ackerman 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 25%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 40%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Nancy Boyda 20%
Bruce Braley 20%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 10%
Eric Cantor 10%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 10%
Mike Castle 20%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Donna Christensen 70%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 11%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Artur Davis 0%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 30%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 70%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 30%
John Dingell 30%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 10%
Eni Faleomavaega 40%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 50%
Luis Fortuño 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 56%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Jim Gerlach 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 50%
John Hall 30%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 40%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 50%
Doc Hastings 10%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 30%
Rush Holt, Jr. 60%
Darlene Hooley 30%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 70%
William Jefferson 40%
Tim Johnson 40%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Steve Kagen 20%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60%
Jack Kingston 10%
Ron Klein 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
John Kuhl, Jr. 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 22%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Latham 10%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 10%
John McHugh 10%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 10%
Michael McNulty 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Mike Michaud 60%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 60%
Brad Miller 40%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jim Moran, Jr. 70%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 60%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 44%
Ed Pastor 60%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 60%
John Peterson 10%
Tom Petri 10%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 10%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 10%
Mark Pryor 25%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 30%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 10%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 10%
Laura Richardson 10%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 20%
Mike Rogers 10%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 30%
John Salazar 10%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 10%
Jim Saxton 10%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Allyson Schwartz 40%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 30%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 50%
Carol Shea-Porter 30%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 10%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 80%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 0%
Betty Sutton 40%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 20%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
John Tierney 40%
Ed Towns 70%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
Mark Udall 30%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 10%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 40%
Henry Waxman 56%
Jim Webb, Jr. 25%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 10%
Robert Wexler 50%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 10%
Heather Wilson 10%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 20%

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