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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 33%
Mike Castle 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Artur Davis 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 75%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
John Hall 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Phil Hare 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%

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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