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Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 30%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 10%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 30%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 70%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%

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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