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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75%
Barney Frank 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
Jim Oberstar 75%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 75%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
Max Baucus 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
Marion Berry 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
Scott Brown 50%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Phil Hare 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Donald Payne 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 50%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
Pete Stark 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
George Voinovich 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Judy Biggert 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Russ Carnahan 25%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
Lincoln Davis 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
Steve Driehaus 25%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
Bob Etheridge 25%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Bart Gordon 25%
John Hall 25%
Jane Harman 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 25%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 25%
Thomas Holden 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
Tim Johnson 25%
Steve Kagen 25%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 25%
Mary Jo Kilroy 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%

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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