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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus 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 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
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 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
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 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
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%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan 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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